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QUALITY Vegetables will be
wanted in 1934, and these are
produced only from quality
seed. The vegetable pages of this
book list one hundred distinguished
varieties, each under its authentic
name and accompanied by a truthful
and authoritative description. Stokes
Seeds, as for over half a century,
march under the banner of quality,
or they do not march at all. On this
basis only do we solicit your esteemed
Francis C. Stokes & Co.,lnc.
P. O. Box 923
WOODBURY, NEW JERSEY
CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS
In Canada: STOKES SEEDS, Ltd.
St. Catharines, Ontario
If You Grow Tomatoes, You Will Read This
Very few men are completely satisfied with the profit they are securing from
Tomatoes. Believing that the following facts about The Master Marglobe will be
helpful, we devote the most important page of this Catalog to the subject.
Where was the 1933 crop grown?
Our 140 acres were grown in Burlington County,
New Jersey — the entire crop, the product of two
plants chosen from the 1931 plots. The entire
acreage was inspected and certified by officials of
the State of New Jersey.
Who has done this work?
Our own trained Company executives have taken
the personal responsibility of this development.
What is The Master Marglobe?
It is a tenth-generation selection out of Dr.
Pritchard's original Marglobe Tomato. Our work
started in 1926 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia,
and since that time has been carried on in the lower
Rio Grande Valley of Texas, the Island of St.
Croix, and on our Company Proving-Grounds at
What is claimed for The Master Marglobe?
Forty per cent greater production; a ratio of
depth to width of 92 per cent against a ratio of
80 per cent in the old Marglobe (giving the consumer
two extra slices) ; and an interior solidity that is
receiving acclaim from the buying public. The color
illustration on the opposite page is a faithful
What has been the basis of the breeding
Constant selection for the factors above men-
tioned, backed by painstaking fruit-measurements
for proportionate size, weight, color, solidity; also
weight of fruit per vine, disease susceptibility, and
general vine characteristics.
What protection has been taken against error?
First, our own pedigree stock seed was used.
Second, plants were produced on our own Proving-
Grounds from this seed. Third, the acreage in
question was planted exclusively to The Master
Marglobe. Fourth, the entire seeding operation was
done at our plant at Vincentown, N. J., with our own
men and machinery. This plant is open to visitors
six days a week.
Is the present seed-supply limited?
Yes, it is, seriously so. The tropical storm of
August 23 reduced our harvest by 50 per cent. We
will be sold out long before the season is over.
How completely has The Master Marglobe
Large crops on a nation-wide scale were produced
this past season. We are especially pleased to have
the opinion of many veteran shippers to the effect that
never in their experience have they found anything so
completely to their liking as The Master Marglobe.
What additional protection is given the buyer?
All of The Master Marglobe seed is packed in
sealed canisters on which the test and date of the
test is stamped. This 1933 tenth-generation seed
is averaging about 90 per cent germination. A sample
of this container is on opposite page.
What is the price of this seed?
Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; \i\h. $3; lb. $10.
Is this price justified?
Yes, we believe anyone is justified in paying 50
cents per acre more for seed that is perhaps the
highest development so far attained in Tomatoes.
Your attention is called to the exceptionally small
seed-cavities in The Master Marglobe illustration
On what should the final decision be based?
One's analysis of the cause of failure in the past.
This, whether it was low yield, sub-standard fruit
quality, low markets, or what not, can be largely
corrected by the use of The Master Marglobe. The
question is, "Can you afford to be without it?"
1926: U.S.D. A. MARGLOBE 1933: THE MASTER MARGLOBE
£>even Years Progress. Note increased interior solidity, thicker walls, and fewer seeds. See color plate
opposite for unusual depth of Master strain
Copyright 1934 by Francis C. Stokes & Co., Inc. 1
Stokes Proving-Grounds at Moorestown Are Open
to the Public
Our outdoor research laboratory at
Moorestown, N. J., is conducted exclu-
sively for the benefit of our customers,
and as such you are cordially invited to
visit us any day throughout the season,
except Sunday. It is a matter of genuine
satisfaction that so many of our friends
and customers have come to inspect our
work there. Your visits have been a
definite inspiration to us. They are
always looked on by our staff as being
helpful. Who is not prodded to better
things by friendly criticism and advice?
For ourselves, we will always endeavor to
make such visits fully worth your time.
Such success as our Company is now
enjoying can very largely be attributed
to the various type-improvement pro-
grams that are in progress at Moorestown.
Nto one can doubt the great personal
satisfaction to our staff at noting the
year-by-year advance that is evident in
the experimental plots. Naturally, this
is an inspiration to our organization, for
it places our Company in a position to
make our offerings with the authority of
one who knows at least something of what
he is about.
For two years now we have held a midsummer field meeting at Moorestown. In each case these meet-
ings were attended by several hundred people. If conditions are such that it seems best to continue this
policy, we will undoubtedly repeat this gesture of hospitality in August, 1934. Whether or not this is
accomplished, we want again to emphasize the cordiality of our welcome to all of our friends any time
during the growing season.
Germination Test and Date of Test Printed on Every Package
We have a feeling that this service is appreciated by the planter, and for this reason our laboratory
tests will again be made public, beginning with the season 1934. This not only saves unnecessary wastage
of seed, but also the time and labor of thinning. The information is made more specific by the inclusion of
the date of the test. Obviously, no one is interested in a figure of that kind which may be ancien. history.
R. M. Currie and C. R. Mason, southern executives of our
Company, assisting Mr. Stokes with the reading in our 1933
Tomato Breeding Plots.
You May Like This
We know of no way to express our appreciation for your sending us your seed orders than to make
delivery of these orders the same day they are received. We believe our customers will be pleasantly sur-
prised at the service we are prepared to render from any of our Company establishments.
With quality and price jointly considered, we are modest enough to believe that our 1934 listings represent
many of the best values available anywhere this year. In many instances it is not so much what a thing is
worth as what people can afford to pay for it. The prices in this Catalog are largely based on that premise.
: 4- -,
The Second Annuai Field Meeting at our Company's Proving-Grounds at Moorestown, N. J., Aug. 19, 1933
F O K_ CL U A L I T Y
The Fifty-three Years Behind Us
The well-remembered firm of Johnson & Stokes, our honored forebears,
commenced business in Philadelphia 53 years ago. The 25 years' operation of
that firm covers perhaps the most interesting development in American
agriculture. They were days when the rapid introduction of European and
American varieties was at its height. Planters were ready and anxious to try
almost anything that was offered. To be sure, descriptions were sometimes
very glamorous and alluring. There was much renaming of old varieties, but
with it all there was a liberality of spirit, a friendly competition in each new
adventure, and a warm personal contact that is rarely found in these days
of codes and regimentation.
Certain well-remembered pictures in the old Johnson & Stokes Farm and
Garden Manuals in the early eighties and nineties are still within the range
of abiding memory. It is a far call back to the days of Garfield and Harrison,
but some of our older customers will recall ordering Kolb's Gem Watermelon
from the old woodcut picturing the melon being rushed to market on a loco-
motive, or King of the Mammoths Pumpkin, which was pictured "still holding
the fort," or a head of Flat Dutch Cabbage (48 pounds of it!) more than
filling a wheelbarrow. You may even remember a familiar slogan, "Care,
Promptness and Reliability," proclaimed on a banner upheld by two baby
angels. (They are old ladies by now!)
The influence of these 53 years on gardening in America may be better visualized with a listing
of our more important introductions. They at least show that as a firm we have made, and
making definite contributions toward better and more suitable types of table vegetables:
1899, Early Evergreen Corn
1900, Round-Pod Kidney Wax Bean
1900, Pencil-Pod Black Wax Bean
47 years ago we looked
1885, King of the Mammoths Pumpkin
1886, Evergreen White-Spine Cucumber
1887, Prizetaker Onion
1888, Philadelphia White Box Radish
1889, Big Tom Pumpkin
1890, Shoe-Peg Corn
1890, Dixie Watermelon
1893, Winter Luxury Pumpkin
1897, Winter Queen Celery
1898, Giant Stringless Green- Pod Bean
1900, Sparks' Earliana Tomato
1908, Bonny Best Tomato
1913, Century Winter Keeper Beet
1916, Windermoor Wonder Cucumber
1926, Vanguard Corn
1931, The Master Marglobe Tomato
1 932, Long-standing White Boston Lettuce
The Years Ahead
Obviously, none of us know precisely what lies ahead, but as far as general conditions make it possible,
we can say that the future policy of our Company will be as it has been for the past 52 years — to be dis-
satisfied with present effort no matter how successful it may seem — to strive constantly toward greater
perfection in every variety that we offer — in every way to live up to the ideals of the veterans of our organi-
zation to produce and merchandise America's finest vegetable seeds. Our country has arrived at a time
when anyone not making a definite contribution in his line can no longer hold a place before the public.
As seed-breeders and growers we look forward to greater perfection in a few varieties rather than
large-scale production on many. We hold that by a more integrated program it is entirely possible to achieve
a standard of excellence so far unattained in the seed business.
The speakers at our 1933 Field Meeting: W. S. Porte, U. S. D. A.; H. F. Hall, Campbell Soup Co.; C. A.
Thompson, Co. Agent; W. W. Oley, N. J. D. A. ; Prof. L. G. Schermerborn, N. J. Exp. Sta. ; and F. C. Stokes
S T O
E S SEED
Mary Washington is by-
far the most satisfactory-
No. 1. Mary Washington Asparagus
VERY LARGE PRODUCTIVE RUST-RESISTANT
The most profitable Asparagus
Mary Washington will produce the very highest type green Asparagus it is possible
to grow. It is earlier, larger, and longer than the Washington, and for all commercial
purposes it is equally rust-resistant. The tips are very tight and do not prematurely
"sprangle out" or "blow," a feature which greatly increases its sales value. Asparagus
with prematurely loose buds does not keep well on the market, and also loses its good
flavor. This feature is later recognized by the high-branching habit of the plant after
the cutting season. The natural color of Mary Washington is rich purple-green. Its
length will average from 10 to 20 inches, the entire length of the stock being tender
and brittle. The green shoots are very large, with a tendency to be slightly oval in
the cross-section. Even when planted alongside other strains of Washington, it is
very easy to identify the Mary Washington by its taller and larger shoots. Large
shoots will bring double the price of the small ones. Mary Washington has the largest
seed and the largest seedlings of any Asparagus known.
An Asparagus-field under proper care should be productive and profitable for from
15 to 20 years. One's original investment is of small consequence compared to the
annual return. The domestic consumption of Asparagus is increasing, but we question
whether it is keeping pace with the rapidly increasing acreage. It is our guess that
competition in the immediate future will be keen. In this competition, the man with
the quality product is the only one who is sure of his market. The race is only for the
strong. We see little hope for the careless, rust-ridden grower to survive.
SEED. Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; l/ 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.;
5 lbs. or over, 75 cts. per lb.
ROOTS. Postpaid: 50 roots $1.25; 100 roots $2. Not prepaid:
500 roots $6.50; 1000 roots $10; 5000 roots, $8.50 per 1000. Larger
quantities, write for prices.
F O K_ CL U A L I T Y
MAY HELP YOU MAKE
1. Sandy loam makes the best Aspara-
2. Plant only pure Mary Washington.
3. Only one-year roots are recom-
mended for transplanting. The yield for
transplanted two-year roots will be
scarcely 50 per cent of that of the one-
4. Never set a permanent bed on
ground occupied by seedlings the year
before. Likewise, seedlings should not be
followed by seedlings.
5. Applications of calcium arsenate
will control the Asparagus beetle.
6. In the latitude of Philadelphia,
shoots from one-year seedlings may be
cut for two to three weeks the following
year. It is too great a strain, however,
to prolong the first-year cutting after
7. The wider the row, the larger the
shoot, and the greater percentage of
colossal grass. We recommend that rows
be at least 43^ feet apart, and that the
roots be set 20 inches apart in the row,
burying the crowns a foot in the ground.
On this basis, 5350 roots are required
8. Asparagus rust spreads readily by
wind, rain, and other natural causes. Its
prevalence immediately impairs the pro-
ducing strength of the field. Careful
growers will never, therefore, let a badly
rusted field stand near even a rust-resist-
ant field, for it will seriously infect it.
9. In a temperature of 60 degrees or
over, Asparagus begins to lose its taste
and food-value within an hour after
cutting. Within 24 hours, more than 50
per cent of its food-value is' lost under
such conditions. This information should
be significant for the grower supplying
a private trade. These losses are brought
to a minimum by holding the Asparagus
in a temperature of 40 degrees or under
by icing or by refrigeration. If this is not
possible, we urge quick delivery to your
customer, especially as the warmer
weather comes on. Asparagus should
be boiled standing, the tips being out
of the water but under the influence of
hot steam. Be careful not to cook away
all the flavor.
Our Mary Washington Roots are well grown and will give
excellent field stands. A six weeks' cutting of Asparagus
may be expected the second year.
Bountiful has been the most consistent money-maker in the large eastern markets
No. 2. Bountiful
Acknowledged to be the earliest and best in quality of the strictly stringless, flat, green-podded type
Days to maturity, 48. Henderson secured this variety from D. G. Burlingame, Bean-breeder of
Genesee County, New York. Abel Steele, of Ferguson, Ontario, won a $25 premium for giving it
the name Bountiful. It was said to be a selection from Long Yellow Six- Weeks. For its season it is
not approached by any other variety in vigor, productiveness, appearance, and quality. Although
introduced 25 years ago, it is only recently that Bountiful has reached its pinnacle of popularity.
Now it has forged ahead of all green-podded Beans for market use. It can be planted early or late,
and because the pods remain in good condition for a long time after picking, it has become very
popular as a variety to grow for shipment. Synonyms include Breck's Boston Snap, Improved
Six-Weeks, and Sutton's Plentiful. Seed is fawn-color when harvested, changing to dark straw-
yellow as it ages.
Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 23 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid:
10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 12 cts. per lb.
No. 3. Tendergreen
New. Early vine. Completely stringless. Round, green pod
Days to maturity, 53. Introduced by Henderson in 1922. Apparently the parentage is unknown.
This excellent early-maturing type is becoming increasingly popular in market gardens. Plant
characteristics resemble those of Full Measure in many ways, especially in size and shape of the
leaflets, which are also much larger than found in other green-podded varieties. The plant will grow
to a height of about 15 inches, entirely without runners, of great vigor, and will produce heavily over
a short season. The long, green straight pods are round like a pencil, of high flavor and of attractive
green color. Seed brownish black, mottled with light fawn.
Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 23 cts. per lb. Not Pre-
paid: 10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 12 cts. per lb.
No. 4. Giant Stringless
For 35 years the standard stringless, round, green-podded variety
Days to maturity, 53. This popular Bean was originated by N. B. Kenney & Son, Leroy, N. Y.,
and introduced in 1898 by Johnson & Stokes. It is said to be a selection from Black Valentine, but
the precise parentage remains unknown. It could well have been of hybrid origin from any one of the
many varieties developed at that time. It has the good qualities necessary for packing high-quality
cut Beans and is used for canning, for shipment, and for local market production on a very large
scale. The pods are larger, longer, straighter, and characteristic with inch-marks more prominent
than with Burpee's Stringless Green-Pod. It is very similar in general characteristics to Full Measure.
Seed light brown.
Price, Postpaid: */ A \h. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; Ib. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 23 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid:
10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 12 cts. per Ib.
S T Q K. E S S & E P S
Stringless Black Valentine is one of the most delicious table varieties
No. 5, Stringless Black Valentine
A completely stringless edition of Black Valentine
and now largely replacing that variety
Days to maturity, 48. Associated Seed Growers are sponsors for this new
variety which came from their breeding-grounds in Idaho in 1930. It is the
result of a cross between Pencil-pod Wax and Black Valentine. The improve-
ment as here offered is due to the elimination of the stringy character of Black
Valentine. In season it is the same as that variety and is well adapted for
market-garden use and for early shipping. The plant is large, erect, and pro-
lific. Its very attractive oval pods are nearly straight, dark green in color and
of fine quality and delicate flavor. It can be shipped long distances. The seed
is jet-black. This was originally offered as Asgrow Valentine.
Price, Postpaid: l^lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 25 cts.; 5 lbs. or over,
23 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 12 cts. per lb.
No. 6. Fordhook Bush Lima
The most popular of all Dwarf Lima Beans, prolific, easily grown and
Days to maturity, 75. This Bean was discovered by Henry Fish of Santa
Barbara County, California. He found it as a single plant sport in a field of
Challenger Pole Limas in 1903. The selection was later developed by Burpee
who introduced it in 1907. It is generally conceded to be a heavier cropper
than the Dreer Lima. This factor, together with the fact that it is compara-
tively free from prostrate growth, has given it an important place in the vege-
table industry. It is decidedly upright and erect and is almost entirely free
from the willowy runners and side branches characteristic of other varieties.
The pods and seeds are inclined to be slightly larger and very plump. All of
these points contribute to the prominent position now occupied by the variety.
Color of seed greenish cream.
Price, Postpaid: ^Ib. 10 cts.; l/ 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 30 cts.; 5 lbs. or over,
28 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 23 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; Fordho ok Bush Lima.
100 lbs. at 18 CtS. per lb. the standard of its class
S T O K- E S
S BED S
Detroit Dark Red is handsome in appearance and has
solid interior color
No. 7. Crosby's Egyptian
Early. Deep. Dark interior
Days to maturity, 50. The late Josiah
Crosby, a Boston market gardener, did the
original work in developing the so-called
Crosby's Improved Egyptian out of the
older Egyptian. It was introduced in 1893
by Schlegle & Fottler and by Rawson. In
1897 it was offered as a novelty by Johnson
& Stokes. After nearly 40 years it is still
the most popular type Beet grown in the
United States. The stock we offer is very
similar in general growth and refinement to
the original as developed by Mr. Crosby.
Tops are medium in size; the root a flat-
tened globe shape with a small tap-root.
The color of the root is dark purplish red
and the interior color is all that could be
desired. In every way this may be looked
upon as one of the highest quality stocks
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.;
V 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over,
75 cts. per lb.
No. 8. Detroit Dark Red
Roots uniformly deep, globe shape. Rich black-red interior color
Days to maturity, 52. The Detroit Beet was introduced by D. M. Ferry & Co. in 1892,
and after 40 years is still one of the most universally planted varieties. Our stock may be looked
upon as the standard of excellence as a table Beet either for home and market garden, for
shipment, or for canning. Tops uniform, small, slender, erect. Roots globe-shaped, symmetrical,
with both collar and tap-root small. Interior very uniform in color. The zones are so incon-
spicuous that the flesh seems to be one solid ball of deep blood-red meat. It remains tender
and of highest quality until roots are full grown.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; ^lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 75 cts.
No. 9. Little Egypt
The earliest Beet in cultivation
Days to maturity, 35. This Beet, of European origin, is an ultra-refined type of the well-
known Flat Egyptian, being still earlier and with less top. Gardeners looking for a very desir-
able extra-early forcing Beet will do well to make a place for this variety. Reports so far re-
ceived from trials in 1933 are that it gave particular satisfaction in its field. Because of the
fact that it will develop a marketable root 2 weeks in advance of Crosby's Egyptian, it is of
Its root is somewhat flattened. The interior color is a
great importance to many growers,
brilliant blood-red, like
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.
Detroit, with absolutely no zoning. Esp : :ially adapted for growing,
oz. 15 cts.; Vilb. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts.
F O CL U A L 1 T Y
No. 10. Chantenay
The all-purpose Carrot
Days to maturity, 70. This French variety was introduced by Vilmorin Andrieux & Cie.,
of Paris. They named it in honor of the French town of Chantenay. It was first listed in this
country by Ferry in 1889, and after 45 years still holds a place of great importance in the
vegetable industry of the United States. It is much used in the home and market garden and
as a bunched Carrot for shipment, although the trend of late years has been toward a longer
type. Chantenay will average 5\ / 2 inches in length and 2]^ inches thick at the top. It is stump-
rooted. Color of the flesh is a deep orange.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; ^/ A \b. 40 cts.; lb. $1.25; 5 lbs. or over, $1.15 per lb.
No. 11. Red-cored Chantenay
Flesh and core reddish orange
Days to maturity, 70. Introduced by D. M. Ferry & Co., in 1931. This is a distinct
improvement over the well-known Chantenay, especially in color, texture, and quality of
flesh. It has been accepted with much enthusiasm, particularly by shippers of fresh vegetables
and by canners. Roots deep reddish orange, 53^ inches
long, V/i inches thick at the shoulder, tapered, stump- ,jmmm%®m^
rooted. Core reddish orange, almost the same color
as the flesh, and so inconspicuous as to make the term
coreless seem appropriate.
Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 10 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ; y 4 lb. 40 cts. ;
lb. $1.25; 5 lbs. or over, $1.15 per lb.
No B 12. Danvers Half-Long
Long, smooth, handsome root
Days to maturity, 75. A variety developed by the
market gardeners in the vicinity of Danvers, Mass., and
first listed by Gregory in 1877. Recently the market-
trend has been toward a longer Carrot, with the result
that Danvers Half-Long is a variety of great popularity
in the vegetable industry. The roots are bright, deep
orange, 6 to 7 inches long, uniformly tapering to a
blunt end. The quality is crisp and tender.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; y A \h. 40
cts.; lb. $1.25; 5 lbs. or over, $1.15 per lb.
No. 1 3. Imperator
Roots 8 inches long, uniformly tapering, of fine quality
Days to maturity, 77. A recent introduction by
Associated Seed Growers, through whose courtesy
we print this photograph. Thought to have been
developed from a European variety. Growers requir-
ing a longer Carrot than Danvers Half-Long are finding
satisfaction and profit in the Imperator. A well-bred
type which will average 8 inches in length. The roots
have sloping shoulders, are smooth, and of a 1 deep rich
orange color. The flesh is a rich orange color, extending
to the center of the root, with indistinct core; fine-
grained, tender, and of high quality.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; l / A \h. 45
cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb.
Imperator is long and of brilliant
No. 14. Viking Golden Acre Cabbage
The earliest round Cabbage. Five days ahead of standard Golden Acre
Days to maturity, 85. Viking Golden Acre in 1934 will reach a full market maturity at least 5 days
ahead of standard Golden Acre strains. Furthermore, owing to the great care with which this strain has
been bred, between 90 and 95 per cent of the crop will all be harvested at the first cutting. This factor
of uniformity is noticeable in the leaf-growth as well as in the head-formation, the whole plant being very
even and restrained. In the famous Marietta (Ohio) trials, the stock which we now offer ranked first out
of sixteen stocks that were under test. These test-rows (each containing 56 heads) cut as follows: June 15,
13 heads; June 21, 30 heads; June 28, 9 heads. Average weight per head was 166 pounds. Number of
off-type heads, zero. Percentage of harvest
prior to June 22, 84.1 per cent. Such a rec-
ord is an enviable one and undoubtedly
points to the source of early money. We
advise planting this stock 12
inches apart in the row — 1 5-inch
space often produces too large a
head. Price, Postpaid: Pkt.
15 cts. ; oz. 60 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.90;
lb. $7; 5 lbs. or over, $6.75
No. 1 5. Golden Acre
Maturing midway between
our Viking strain and Copen-
Days to maturity, 90. This
standard strain will give a
remarkable performance. The
stock is produced for us by the
originator of Golden Acre,
Thomas Madsen. It is an
extra-early Copenhagen type
with small, round, solid head,
maturing at the same time
with Jersey Wakefield. From
80 to 85 per cent of the crop
will come off at the first pick-
ing. The weight of the head
will average 2}/2 pounds if
planted 14 inches apart. Price,
Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 30
cts.; V 4 lb. $1; lb. $3.50; 5 lbs.
Viking Golden Acre is one of our five most important varieties or over, $3.25 per lb.
No. 16. Copenhagen Market
A uniform, restrained stock. The most valuable Copenhagen Market we have ever offered
Days to maturity, 95. A Cabbage of Danish origin, being a hybrid between Danish Summer Ballhead
and a north European variety (perhaps Deitmarscher). Introduced by Hjalmar Hartmann & Co. in 1909
and offered to the American trade by Burpee in 1912. This stock will produce heads averaging 33^2 pounds
in weight. The growth is uniform and restrained. We look on this stock as being the finest Copenhagen
we have ever offered. Growers should keep in mind the fact that there is a variance of at least a month in the
time of maturing of various stocks of Copenhagen, so that stocks from unidentified sources are of small value.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 85 cts.; lb. $3; 5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb.
No. 17. Glory of Enkhuizen
Extra-heavy yield. Uniform shape. Blue-green color
Days to maturity, 108. A Holland Cabbage introduced by Sluis & Groot in 1896 and brought to this
country shortly afterward. Growers requiring a large, round-headed Cabbage, maturing 10 days later than
Copenhagen Market and weighing fully 6 pounds, will be well pleased with this strain which has been grown
for us north of the parallel. Many strains of Glory are run out, leafy, and of little value. The restrained
uniformity of this stock assures high production. Its distinguishing blue-green color is indicative of type
purity. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb.
No. 18. Penn State Ballhead
Plant for increased tonnage. For better storage
Days to maturity, 130. This strain was originated by Prof. C. E. Myers, of Pennsylvania State College,
and possesses distinct characteristics. It has a shorter core than the original Danish Ballhead, and the
leaves that form the head are extra large, with slender midrib. The head is slightly more broad than high,
and the strain is a week later in reaching full maturity than Danish Ballhead, the average weight being
6 pounds per head and the size being 6 to 7 inches in diameter. Very desirable for winter storage and manu-
facture of kraut. Because of the increased solidity it will keep in storage for at least six months. Price,
Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb.
F O K_ CL U A L I T Y
No. 1 9. Early Jersey Wakefield
Pointed. Extra-early. Hardy. Resists frost
Days to maturity, 90. Originally brought to America from the Island of Jersey by Francis Brill in
1871, and then introduced by Henderson. Our stock is characterized by its distinctive, smooth, blue-green
leaf. It has all the elements that count for cold-resistance and unusually early maturity, being ready for
cutting several days ahead of many strains of Early Jersey Wakefield. The buying public is quick to accept
the fresh-cut, sweet-flavored, pointed head. Plant is compact; set 12 inches apart in the row. Head 7 inches
long, 5 inches wide at the base; weight 2 pounds. Critical growers can plant this distinguished strain with
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; V 4 \b. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb.
No. 20. Charleston Wakefield
Pointed. Large. Heavier and
one week later than Jersey.
Days to maturity, 97. This
variety is the result of a selec-
tion of the larger type heads of
Early Jersey Wakefield made
by Francis Brill and J. M.
Lupton about 1880. The prod-
uct of this selection was sold
to Bolgiano in 1880, who
offered it as Large Wakefield.
Henderson secured a stock
shortly after and offered it as
Charleston Wakefield, the name
Charleston now being firmly
adhered to throughout the
trade. The general shape of
the head is thicker through and
not so pointed as Jersey. The
stock we are offering will give
a good account of itself.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts-1
oz. 25 cts.; %Ib. 75 cts.; lb.
$2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25
ton Wakefield is
a very depend-
No. 21. Allhead Early
Standard midsummer type* Highly disease-resistant and a consistent producer
Days to maturity, 110. This variety was a selection made personally by the late W. Atlee Burpee in
1888 from a field of Henderson's Succession, which was being grown by Lupton at Mattituck, Long Island.
It was named and introduced by Burpee in 1891 and has enjoyed 40 years' acceptance as one of the standard
main-crop varieties. The head is rounded rather than flat, and very solid, averaging 5 pounds. Our Com-
pany sales of this variety run into thousands of pounds annually.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb.
No. 22. Drumhead Savoy
An excellent type with heavily crinkled leaves
Days to maturity, 110. This- is an ancient variety of English origin. One of the first offerings in this
country was by Robert Sinclair, Jr., & Co., of Baltimore, in 1839. This firm at that time offered 24 varieties
of Cabbage (and no tomatoes). Drumhead Savoy is an excellent type for general use, being a good keeper.
Heads are nearly round, full, and quite hard for a Cabbage of this type. The leaves are large, coarsely
crinkled, and dark greenish blue. In weight the head will average 6 pounds, and it is 7 inches in diameter.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y 4 lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb.
No. 23. Mammoth Red Rock
The best of the American red varieties.
_ Days to maturity, 120. The red Cabbages imported from England were grown on Long Island some time
prior to their introduction by Ferry in 1889. Mammoth Red Rock is the most satisfactory of the red types
for general purposes. It is long in reaching maturity, but is a splendid winter keeper. The heads average
7 inches in diameter, are round to slightly flattened globe-shape, and will weigh an average of 7 pounds.
The color is a deep purplish red.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; ^lb. 75 cts.; lb. $2.50; 5 lbs. or over, $2.25 per lb.
has an estab-
lished place on
No. 24. Christmas Calabrese
Formerly called Glory of Calabria — the
Green Sprouting Italian Broccoli
Days to maturity, 110. This aristocrat
of vegetables has been grown in America
for only 7 years, but in that time has
attained unusual popularity. Its name is
undoubtedly to be traced back to the fact
that it was grown in the Province of
Calabria in the far south of Italy, and of
recent years shipped to the markets of
Naples and Rome during the Christmas
holidays. Owing to the rapid acceptance of
the vegetable in the United States, a
member of our firm made a special trip to Italy in 1928
for the purpose of securing a pure source of seed-supply.
Any type of Green Sprouting Broccoli must be
matured during cool weather, for otherwise the seed-
stalk will bolt into flower prematurely. In the latitude
of Philadelphia, plants set in the field in April will in
June develop a central head of bluish green flower-buds,
resembling a loose head of cauliflower. After this is
cut, the sprouts from the lateral branches can be cut
until freezing weather.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; y 4 lb. $1.20;
lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb.
No. 25. Super-Snowball
Ten days earlier than Snowball. 90 per cent of crop cut at first picking
Days to maturity, 100. This variety was developed in Denmark by Thomas Madsen and introduced
by him in 1927. It represents one of the best examples of plant-selection that we know. The fact that the
heads will form 10 to 14 days earlier than Snowball constitutes a great advantage, for invariably the early
harvest brings the high money. Super-Snowball heads more uniformly than any strain of Snowball avail-
able, 90 per cent of the plants producing excellent heads within 2 weeks of the first cutting — a remarkable
showing. The plants are strong and full of vitality and develop a distinctive leaf which curls over the head
as a natural protection. All in all, we consider that it is the most outstanding improvement in Cauliflower
in recent years, and its general use is more extensive with each season. It is recommended for producers
of either early Cauliflower or late Cauliflower.
The fact that this variety matures with such evenness may possibly work against it. If the weather
and the market are both favorable at the time of ripening, all is well, but if either happens to be unfavorable
it means that a large part of the crop must be disposed of in a very short time. For this reason, we advise
that at least part of the crop be sown to the standard Snowball as listed below.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; y 4 oz. 75 cts.; oz. $2.50; V 4 lb. $8; lb. $30.
No. 26. Snowball
(Stock T. M. No. 3)
A strain that has given favorable
results under varying conditions of soil
Days to maturity, 110. The variety
Snowball, we believe, was of Danish
origin and was introduced by Henderson
in 1878. This stock T. M. No. 3 was
introduced by Madsen in 1918. During
these 16 years it has come into wide
use throughout the United States as a
profitable type for main- or late-crop-
production. The plants are dwarf, with
short, pale leaves. Heads medium size,
firm, compact, solid, pure white, and of
the finest quality. They will average
6 to 7 inches in diameter. A combination
of Snowball and Super-Snowball as offer-
ed by us will give outstanding results.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; y 4 oz.
40 cts.; oz. $1.40; V 4 lb. $5; lb. $20. We advise that you plant both Super-Snowball and Snowball
F O K_ OL UAL I T Y
No. 27. Long Island Improved
Semi-dwarf. Heavy producing. Uniform
Days to maturity, 125. Brussels Sprouts, a native of the British Isles and of the
Channel Coast of Europe, is a vegetable which has a limited but important place in
American vegetable culture. Long Island Improved, sometimes called Half-Dwarf
Improved, is highly recommended for home- and market-garden use. The plants
develop to a height of about 20 inches. Their stems are thickly set with firm, cabbage-
like balls \ x /i inches in diameter, which mature in succession. Market gardeners will
find this an unusually dependable strain. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts. ; oz. 35 cts. ;
V 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb.
No. 28. Georgia
Days to maturity, 80. Sometimes called Southern or Creole. This vegetable
develops a loose-leaved head growing about 2^2 feet in height and producing large,
light green leaves on medium-long stems. A frost, if not too severe, will improve
the crop. In the South the seed may be sown from January to May and from August
to October. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; y 4 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 60 cts.
No. 29. Arlington Thick-Leaf
Will produce large and more stocky plants
This seed is grown privately in Connecticut and will produce larger and heavier
plants than the imported seed. The seed itself is heavier and of stronger germination.
For the production of early greens it is necessary to sow Dandelion seed in July,
allowing it to winter over, although it may also be sown in early spring. One ounce
should be allowed for 100 feet of row and 6 pounds per acre. Price, Postpaid: Pkt.
10 cts.; oz. 40 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.40; lb. $4.50; 5 lbs. or over, $4.25 per lb.
NO. 30. ImpcMal Black Beauty Brussels Sprouts
Rich, handsome fruits. Phomopsis Rot free. One of the most profitable strains
Days to maturity, 115. This Imperial strain of the well-known Black Beauty, a stock free from the
organisms of Phomopsis Rot, is, in our opinion, the most important forward step taken in Eggplant improve-
ment in the last decade. Most Eggplant seed is saved in areas that are badly infested with this organism,,
which attacks the plant in its middle growth, withers the leaves, and finally rots the fruit. In many instances
the spoilage does not commence until the fruit is en route to market. Some Phomopsis Rot comes from
infected soil, but unless the grower uses disease-free seed he is beaten from the start. Our Imperial strain
has been grown under conditions that make us morally certain that our seed is entirely clear from the organ-
isms of Phomopsis Rot. The height of the plant is about 18 inches, and the deep purple-black fruits are
of a triangular globe shape. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over,
$3.75 per lb.
No. 31 . Deep-Heart Escarolle
Broader leaf. Deep. Well-
heart. Replaces Broad-Leaf
Days to maturity, 100. This variety,
of European origin, has been particularly
successful in the Sanford (Fla.) district
where Escarolle is grown for shipment on
a large scale. Its outstanding character-
istics are its early maturity, combined
with the fact that the leaf is broad, thick,
slightly wrinkled, and easily blanched.
The head will grow considerably larger
than most competing strains. Growers
will find this to be a distinguished strain.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25
cts.; V 4 lb. 60 cts.; lb. $2; 5 lbs. or over,
$1.75 per lb.
Stokes Deep-Heart Escarolle on farm of Mr. W. E. Chapman,
Sanford, Florida. Date, Nov. 1933
S T O K*_ E S S BED S
No. 32. Golden Plume
A distinguished strain. Full-hearted, wiih a long rib
and thick stalk
Days to maturity, 115. Stokes' Golden Plume is an
accepted leader in the important Sanford (Fla.) Celery
district. We know of no part of the United States where
competition in strains of Celery is so keen. For that
reason we take justifiable pride that our stock of Golden
Plume is looked on by many of the largest growers in
the district as being the most dependable and profitable
Celery they are growing. The accuracy of this state-
ment can be checked by investigation among the San-
ford growers and by our own steadily advancing sales.
The success of the Stokes strain has not been left to
chance, but can be attributed to the infinite care taken
in the seed-production. As further protection, we have
conducted exhaustive proving-ground and commercial
field-tests in various parts of the country. The strongest
endorsement for the stock comes from the growers who
have used it. It seems particularly desirable for spring
planting in the South.
Our breeding-work has been done by a Celery grower
of long experience. The features which have been
emphasized are fullness of heart, length of rib, and
thickness of stalk. All these factors contribute toward
a heavy yield of large-size stalks and provide extra-good
quality and appearance of the packed crate. Besides
these, there is complete freedom from green-heart and
sports, and due to correct methods of seed-production
there is a decided freedom from seed-bolting. The
vitality of the stock is attested to by the rapidity
with which the seed germinates and the seedlings start ofT. As one grower recently expressed
it, "It looks as though every seed had produced three plants."
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; V 4 lb. $3.50; lb. $12; 5 lbs. or over, $11 per lb.
Note the length of stalk on our Golden
No. 33. Golden Phenomenal
For early planting. Four inches taller than Golden Plume
Days to maturity, 115. Developed by Ferry-Morse. This variety has proved particularly
adaptable to certain sections in New York. The plants are ready for use at an early date.
They are full-hearted and compact, with long, edible stalks that are thick, solid, blanched
readily, and are of a rich, nutty flavor. Golden Phenomenal is quite similar to Golden Plume,
except that the stalks are 4 inches taller.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1.25; V 4 lb. $4; lb. $15.
No. 34. Salt Lake
A thick, crisp, and high-quality green Celery
Days to maturity, 130. This variety has been on the market for about 5 years and is very
highly recommended for winter use and for storage. It will blanch much more readily than
most green varieties, and is very thick, stringless, crisp, and of unusually good flavor. The plants
grow to a good height, but not too tall, and develop a very heavy heart.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz. 75 cts.; y 4 lb. $2.35; lb. $8; 5 lbs. or over, $7.75 per lb.
F O K- QL U A L I T V
Our Golden Self -Blanching is a distinguished stock of the old original French type
No. 35. Golden Self-Blanching
A truly excellent strain of the famous Old Golden
Days to maturity, 120. Originated by Vilmorin Andrieux & Cie., of Paris, and introduced
by Johnson & Stokes and by Burpee in 1884. It is now approaching nearly a half-century ol
usefulness and is still one of the leading varieties on the yellow Celery markets. The stock that
we offer is one which has brought profit and satisfaction to our customers. Our Florida estab-
lishment, at Sanford, sells large quantities of this strain annually, and our customers come back
regularly year after year. Our strain is a very pure one, being extremely vigorous and develop-
ing a large golden heart with a long, upright stalk. It is very resistant to adverse weather con-
ditions. As is the case with all of our Celery seed, this is sold only in sealed packages. In planting
your acreage of Celery this year, do not fail to include some of the Stokes strains. Although
Golden Plume is a week earlier than Golden Self-Blanching, the latter will prove a better keeper
— thus each has its place.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz. 65 cts.; V 4 lb. $2; lb. $7.50; 5 lbs. or over, $7.25 per lb.
S T O E S SEEDS
No. 36. Stokes Vanguard
Resistant to Stewart's Disease. White. Sweet. Very early.
Very productive. One of the best money-makers
Days to maturity, 70. This Corn was developed by A. L.
Richie, a successful grower and Corn-breeder of Burlington
County, New Jersey. Our firm had the honor of naming
and introducing it in 1926, since which time it has become
widely popular. The Vanguard originally was offered by
Mr. Richie as Earliest Ever, but because this name was
not strictly accurate, the name Vanguard v,as given it at
the time of our introduction. Our stock is grown privately
for us in the county of its origin. In the 8 years since its
introduction it has brought large profit and great satis-
faction to those who have grown it, for three obvious
reasons: First, because of its almost complete resistance to
Stewart's Disease; second, because it is the earliest large-
eared Sweet Corn we know of; third, because of its deli-
cious table quality. Comparative tests have proved it to
be a week earlier than Howling Mob. It is a fixed 12-row
type, developing an ear 8 inches in length. A recognized
leader on the market, it is taking a large part of the early
Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb. 30 cts.;
5 lbs. and over, 27 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at
24 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 22 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 18 cts.
No. 37. Golden Cross Banta
Golden Cross Bantam. If
your soil is infected with
Stewart's Disease, plant
Golden Cross Bantam.
One of the new hybrids highly resistant to Stewart's Disease
Days to maturity, 88. This important introduction was
developed by Prof. Glenn M. Smith and introduced jointly
by the U. S. Department of Agriculture and Purdue
University. It is the result of crossing Purdue 39 with
Purdue 51. Besides being highly resistant to Stewart's
Disease, the fact that it is an inbred hybrid has given it
remarkable uniformity in both plant and ear characteris-
tics, and also in the time of maturity. Golden Cross Ban-
tam is slightly later and larger than Golden Bantam, being
6 feet in height, and the 10- to 14-rowed ear being 7 to
8 inches long. In color it is slightly lighter than Golden
Bantam. The sturdy stalks bear exceptionally broad,
dark green leaves. Golden Cross Bantam is one of the
most outstanding results of the more modern breeding
methods through controlled pollination. The stock offered
is of the F 1 generation and therefore cannot be saved for
seed, it being necessary to do the hybridizing for each
crop. Our customers will undoubtedly have unusually
satisfactory results with Golden Cross Bantam, and it is
offered with great confidence.
Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 20 cts.; V 2 lb. 35 cts.; lb. 60 cts.;
5 lbs. and over, 55 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at
50 cts. per lb.; 25. lbs. at 45 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. and over,
at 40 cts. per lb.
F O K_
No. 38. Stoweirs Evergreen
We offer a special stock that is uniformly productive
Days to maturity, 95. This variety was a selection
made by a Philadelphia market gardener named Stowell.
It was introduced by Thorburn in 1861, and for 75 years
it has been the leading favorite in the late group. Its
stalks attain a height of from 8 to 10 feet. The 16-
rowed ear averages 83^ inches in length. Kernels are a
clear, deep white, of medium width, sweet and tender.
The ear, which is high in sugar content, holds well
after reaching the market stage. Owing to the length
of its season, it cannot be satisfactorily grown in the
more northerly latitudes. Stowell's Evergreen is almost
completely resistant to Stewart's Disease.
Price, Postpaid: y 4 \b. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb.
30 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 27 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid:
10 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.
No. 39. Country Gentleman
The standard late, broken-row type
Days to maturity, 90. The original broken-row
Sweet Corn was Ne Plus Ultra, as introduced by
Johnson & Stokes in 1885. Shoe-peg, a narrow, deep-
grained Corn of the broken-row type, was a selection
made near Bordentown, N. J., from Ne Plus Ultra, and
introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 1890 as a distinct
variety. Country Gentleman was introduced by Hen-
derson in 1893 and appeared to be a superior selection
of Shoe-peg, but the name Shoe-peg has always been
more or less synonymous with Country Gentleman and
is still used. In our opinion, Country Gentleman is one
of the most delicious varieties of Corn available. The
fact that it is not very generally used by canners and
market gardeners attests to its inherent quality. The
kernels are very deep, slender, sweet, with a tender hull,
and always are set irregularly without row-formation.
The height of the stalk averages 7 feet; the length of
the ear, 7 inches.
Price, Postpaid: V 4 \b. 10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb.
30 cts.; 5 lbs. and over, 27 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid:
10 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 15 cts. per lb.
IMPORTANT NOTE ON STEWART'S DISEASE
For the past three years the losses of Sweet Corn from
Stewart's Disease have been so disastrous within our
general trading area that for the present, at least, we are
restricting our offerings to four varieties which are very
highly resistant to it. This obviously means the elimination
of many varieties that held an important place with our
trade. Temporarily, at least, these include the famous
Golden Bantam and practically all of the early golden
varieties. Stewart's Disease also accounts for our elimina-
tion of a very excellent Corn, Kingscrost Golden Bantam,
which has proved almost valueless to our trade except in
the northern states, including Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin,
and Minnesota, where Stewart's Disease is practically
unknown. It is a keen disappointment to us to have to
give up that variety.
STORES SEED 5
Stokes Greenpack is very early and therefore valuable in the South
No. 40. Stokes Greenpack
Early. Heavy -yielding. Color livid dark green. Length 7 inches
Days to maturity, 60. This variety was originally introduced by Simon as the Stays Green.
Stumpp & Walter at that time had a grass-seed mixture called Staigreen, and they brought legal
proceedings against Simon, who changed the name to The Kirby, following that name with a subtitle,
It Stays Green. This was an important variety with Simon, and he promptly started long and expen-
sive legal proceedings with various members in the se^ed-trade to protect his name, with the result
that the variety is now offered under various names including Greenpack, Stays Green, Black Dia-
mond, etc. Despite all its history of nomenclature, this variety still holds a place of some prominence,
especially on the Atlantic seaboard. It has been a large money-maker in South Carolina and in
Florida. It is perhaps a week earlier than Early Fortune, but is an inch shorter and has been at times
criticized because of that fact. On the other hand, it is a beautiful deep green color which has been
responsible for its often securing a premium of from 50 cents to SI per package over any other variety.
Our Colorado grower has done some careful work in the further development of the strain, and our
seed is offered with assurance that it is the true type. Over the past 5 years we have sold the variety
in large quantities.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 1 ^Ib. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 75 cts. per lb.
ELarly Fortune is well named
No. 41 . Early Fortune
The best all-round shipping variety. Length 8 l ,2 inches
Days to maturity, 65. Our stock of Early Fortune is the most satisfactory shipping Cucumber
under general conditions. This luxurious, green, slender, symmetrical, and slightly tapering Cucumber
is now in greater demand than any other variety. Its earliness, its heavy cropping, and its beautiful
appearance all have a part in placing it in the premier position. Its only weakness lies in the fact
that it has a tendency to show white stripes at the blossom end and will bleach out slightly as it
approaches maturity. Such adverse criticism, however, cannot be made of the variety if it is grown
and picked under proper conditions.
Stokes Early Fortune is the result of an effective breeding program. It will be found distinctly
superior to the average stocks of Early Fortune. The average length of the variety is 8}4 inches.
Experienced growers have found in our stock of Early Fortune a fine type of \\ hite-Spine Cucumber
that is distinctly superior. We believe no finer stock of Early Fortune is available.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; Y^lb. 25 cts.; lb. 80 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 75 cts. per lb.
Noo 42. Woodruff's Hybrid or Clark's Special
No. 43. Stokes
Uniform. Brilliant deep green. Length 10 inches
Days to maturity, 68. This variety, which regularly is offered
under two names, is also sold under the name of Perfection.
It has been unusually successful in the Middle Atlantic
States and in Erie County, New York. Its long,
straight, attractive shape and very rich green
color make it an outstanding type. It will
usually hold its color for at least a week
after being gathered. Its extra length
is usually greatly in its favQr on
the markets. The stock we
offer will be found a very
Price, Postpaid: Pkt.
5cts.; oz. 15 cts.;
V 4 lb. 25 cts.;
k lb. 80 cts.;
5 lbs. or
(See colored photo on inside
Handsome deep green color. Few seeds
Length 12 inches
Woodruff's Hybrid is
one of the most profit-
able Cucumbers now
Davs to maturity, 70. Stokes Windermoor
Wonder is, without question, the most handsome
outdoor Cucumber that is being grown today. Our
Company had the honor of introducing Windermoor
Wonder in 1916, and in the 17 years that have followed
it has been offered under many different names, the most prom
inent being The Vaughan and Longfellow. Out of fairness to our
competitors, we want to state that at least the two above stocks
were probably secured from independent sources. The fruits of
Stokes Windermoor Wonder are very long and slender. Its color is
uniform from end to end, and the characteristic white stripes at the
blossom end are an attractive emerald-green, which definitely adds to its brilliant appearance
on the market, where it invariably stands in a class of its own and brings the high money.
Growers must not expect as heavy yields of Stokes Windermoor Wonder as of the shorter
varieties. This factor, however, will be many times made up by the advanced sales price.
Stokes Windermoor Wonder is the result of a cross made by Mr. Vernon Sheap, in Jackson
County, Michigan, between Davis Perfect and English Telegraph — the hybrid combining the
important features of each. Stokes Windermoor Wonder is a very shy-seeding variety, and
for this reason the price will never equal the White-Spine types. Should growing conditions
be abnormal, and either weather or soil unfavorable, crooked and ill-shaped fruits will result.
This is a disadvantage suffered by any extra-long variety. Stokes Windermoor Wonder
averages from 10 to 12 inches.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; y 4 \b. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50;
5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb.
Our aim as businessmen has been to get ourselves and our product received and
accepted. Our ideal as seedsmen has been to develop a deep-rooted excellence based on
simplicity of effort. Our hope for the future lies in our ability to develop and maintain
our restricted variety list at a level of high perfection. This Catalog is our spokesman.
STORES SEED S
Long-standing White Boston in every way lives up to its name. Especially recommended for
No. 44. Long-Standins White Boston Lettuce
Very long -standing. Resistant to wilt and tip-burn
Days to maturity, 75. Our firm had the honor of introducing this European variety in the
United States in 1933. We believe it is destined for a wide and important future. Funda-
mentally, it is a very pure strain of the White Boston type, but its great mark of distinction
is its long-standing habit of growth and its freedom from tip-burn. Any Lettuce which will
stand up under the dry, burning heat of mid-July as this one does is a stock of outstanding
merit. For table quality and tender sweetness, we know of no other strain that will compare
with Long-standing White Boston. The color is a bright yellow-green. Our prediction is that
this Lettuce will largely replace the older White Boston, for it has all of the good qualities of
that variety and at the same time holds from 2 to 3 weeks longer before shooting to seed and
is more resistant to wilt and tip-burn. Give it a thorough trial this year.
We must call attention to the fact that Long-standing White Boston is not successful on
muck w r here the vegetative growth is too heavy to form a satisfactory head. This, however, is
not the case on ordinary loam soils and w r ith the usual fertility. We recommend that Long-
standing White Boston be given very serious consideration by all upland market gardeners.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; V 4 lb. 60 cts.; lb. $2; 5 lbs. or over, $1.85 per lb.
No. 45. White Boston
A strain that is free from the usual red tinge that develops in cool weather
Days to maturity, 75. A white-seeded variety sold originally as Unrivalled. This, for
several years, was offered by us as Green-leaved Big Boston. It will hold 18 days before shooting
to seed. The original of this was offered by Vilmorin Andrieux & Cie. as Sans Rival and first
introduced on this continent by two Canadian firms, John A. Bruce & Co. and J. A. Simmers.
The frame and head are of good size and are completely free from the brownish red tinge, even
in cool w r eather. The heart of the variety is buttery and yellow and of excellent table quality.
We particularly recommend it for growing under coldframes for early spring planting and for
late fall planting.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; V 4 lb. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb.
P O U A L I T Y
No. 46. New York (Number Twelve)
Matures earlier. Better adapted to eastern climate
Days to maturity, 77. This variety will hold 24 days before shooting to seed. It comes
from the European variety, Chou di Napoli, or Neapolitan, and was introduced in the United
States by Henderson in 1896 under the name of New York. The synonyms Los Angeles and
Wonderful have been attached to it since its introduction. In the produce trade, New York
Lettuce is known as Iceberg, but this is very different from the older Iceberg, the name given
by Burpee to the European variety India Head in 1894. In northern New York it is known
under the name of Webb's Wonderful. It is now the most largely used Lettuce in the world.
It is grown in immense quantities on the Pacific Coast and shipped to all parts of the Unjted
States in refrigerator cars.
New York is one of the largest of the heading varieties, curled and crisp, dark green and
slightly curled at the edges. The No. 12 strain which we offer herewith is an early-maturing
type which seems much more adapted to our eastern climate. For some years the Pacific Coast
growers have apparently had a near monopoly in the production of Iceberg-type Lettuce. The
prevailing cool temperatures on the coast were in their favor. The No. 12 strain has partially
changed this condition. It is much less susceptible to tip-burn when grown in well-prepared
and well-fertilized ground. It will develop solid, crisp, large-sized heads. The color is a trifle
lighter than other strains of New York. It is
especially adapted for maturity in the very
early summer or in the late fall.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.;
V 4 lb. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40
Cos or Romaine Lettuce
No. 47. White Paris or Trianon
The standard self-folding Cos Lettuce
Days to maturity, 77. This
has been grown in America for
about 150 years. Minton Collins,
of Richmond, Va., offered it in
1793. White Paris is a typical
Cos variety, strictly self-closing,
comparatively late, and will hold
20 days before shooting to seed.
The compact, blanched, firm
head is round at the top, with
leaves not tightly overlapping
one another. In color it is a very
dark green on the outside and
well-blanched on the inside.
The quality is excellent — hard
in texture but exceedingly
crisp and sweet — and it is
recommended for long-dis-
tance shipments. Trianon
will make a delicious Ro-
maine salad and is a pleasing
change from the soft, buttery
variety. The seed is white.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10
cts. ; oz. 20 cts. ; y 4 \b. 45 cts. ;
lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40
per lb. An excellent stock of Trianon Cos
The New Weaver Special is worthy of your consideration this year
No. 48. The Weaver Special (New)
A golden-fleshed Honey Ball. May be picked, vine-ripened, for long-distance shipments.
A new and, we believe, important introduction
Days to maturity, 100. This promising new melon is the result of a sport discovered in 1929 by
J. C. Fluke, Manager of C. H. Weaver & Co., in the Imperial Valley of California. After 4 years'
selection and development it is now offered to our customers as a melon of great promise and one
that may have a prominent influence on the Cantaloupe industry. Its peculiar golden color gives
one the impression of transparency, for one can almost see the rich orange interior flesh. The outside
is well netted. In contrast to other varieties, it goes through a ripening process extending 5 or 6 days
after being picked on a full slip. This quality is very important, for it permits the melon to arrive in
distant markets in perfect condition. If picked on a full slip and handled properly there need be no
loss from soft or over-ripe fruits. Furthermore, it is found that the eating quality is better after the
Cantaloupe has been picked 4 or 5 days. In size it runs to jumbo 36-pack and to 12-pack flat crates.
The shape is almost round and the size is already bred to a great evenness.
The flesh of The Weaver Special is unusually thick and, as stated above, it has an unusual orange-
red tint extending to the rind. It is smoother than in most Cantaloupes. Its flavor is one of its great
assets. Even though of jumbo and larger size, the cavity is very small — a silver dollar will completely
hide the seed in many fruits. We recommend a thorough test for The Weaver Special this year.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; y A \b. 85 cts.; lb. $3; 5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb.
No. 49. Hale's Best Number 1 1 2
A far more uniform strain than the original Hale's Best
Days to maturity, 85. The Hale's Best Cantaloupe made a spectacular advent upon the Canta-
loupe markets of 1924, and for a whole decade it has held an important position among the earlier
varieties. We look on this as an outstanding shipping Cantaloupe. The fruits are oval, averaging
63^2 inches in length and 5 inches in diameter. Its golden flesh is thick, firm, and of fine quality.
One of the marked features of Hale's Best is that it maintains its fine quality after it is over-ripe and
does not deteriorate in flavor as do so many Cantaloupes when over-ripe. Hale's Best also has some
disease-resistant qualities. This strain No. 112 is a distinct improvement over the original stock of
Hale's in uniformity and size and is recommended as a main-crop melon.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
The Importance of Constant Spraying of Cantaloupe Vines
Flavor in melons is dependent on the variety that is used and the vitality and health of the vine that the melon
is picked from. All of the four melons which we now offer have grown well, have a superlatively fine flavor, but
none of them will be worth keeping if they are gathered from dead or partially diseased vines. The greatest factor
of insurance against disease is constant spraying of the vines with Bordeaux Mixture, from the time when the
plants are well started until the very end of the picking season. Our good neighbor and customer, William Madara,
a Gloucester County fruit-grower who had 20 acres of Cantaloupes this last season, carried on a very complete
spraying operation and did so by ingeniously rigging up a spray pump on an old Ford chassis. This was used week
after week, even after the vines covered the entire field. The tires of the outfit were only partially inflated, and
the loss of broken vine shoots was very immaterial compared to the protection afforded the crop.
F O K_ OL, U A L I T Y
No. 50. Hearts of Gold
Recommended for roadside market sale
Days to maturity, 85. Hearts of Gold, or Improved Hoodoo, was first developed by the late
Roland Morrill, a successful Michigan melon-grower, and in the early years it was distinctly a Michi-
gan melon. It has now found wide favor in all districts, including the famous Imperial Valley of
California, from which point hundreds of carloads of Hearts of Gold are now shipped. Mr. Morrill
claimed this to be the result of an accidental cross between Osage and Netted Gem. It combines
the golden flesh of Osage with the heavy netting and thin rind of the Netted Gem, and it is about
25 per cent larger than the standard Rocky Ford type. In the eastern part of the country, Hearts
of Gold has shown a decided resistance to rust. This fact has also been checked in our own trials.
We can also say that Hearts of Gold is more hardy and withstands heavier frosts than other varieties.
With proper cultivation it should maintain a picking season of from 4 to 8 weeks. Customers can
be assured of the purity of our strain, all of which has been hand-cut.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; l/ 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb. .
No. 51. The Honey Rock
Early. Disease-resistant. Vigorous
Days to maturity, 80. (Also known as Sugar Rock and misnamed Wisconsin Special.) This
melon is one of recent origination by George F. Trine & Sons, of Michigan. Our customers' experiences
with it this past season have been extremely satisfactory. The large city markets were not fully
aware of the great value of Honey Rock, but they will be fully acquainted with it before the 1934
season is well started. Those who sold Honey Rock on roadside markets experienced an almost
unprecedented demand. Three stands that we know of were able to take 185 baskets at one delivery.
One of our important customers, William Madara, in Gloucester County, New Jersey, netted con-
siderably more money from 10 acres of Honey Rock than from 10 acres of Hale's Best. Honey Rock
is of medium size, almost perfectly round, and heavily netted. The flesh is a deep orange color,
extremely thick and of uniformly high flavor — a feature that does not hold for many varieties. The
exterior color of the melon is a light green, turning when ripe to a light golden yellow. Its ripening
season is slightly earlier than most strains of Hale's Best.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.; V 4 lb. 45 cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over, $1.40 per lb.
Fordhook Is Eliminated
Perhaps this elimination is per-
manent; perhaps it is temporary.
Until we are able to offer our trade
a stock that is absolutely reliable,
we prefer to discontinue Fordhook
Muskmelon. With the newer intro-
ductions, we are not sure that it will
ever have an important place again.
The Honey Rock has already proved its worth
S T O _ E S SEEDS
No. 52. Stone Mountain
Edible qualities and distinctly superior to any other shipping variety
Days to maturity, 90. Introduced recently by H. G. Hastings & Co. who state "with full regard
for all other melons, this is the greatest Watermelon in existence." The name Dixie Belle has errone-
ously been given to Stone Mountain. It undoubtedly is the outstanding introduction in the last
few years. Melons weighing over 50 pounds have been produced on good land. In shape, Stone
Mountain is almost round. The outside color is a rich dark green, it has a medium thick rind, and
the flesh is a rich scarlet. It is now being shipped long distances, although the originator did not
claim this quality for it. We believe; however, it must not be piled too high in the cars. Stone Moun-
tain does not carry more than half the seed found in other similar varieties, and the seeds are white.
It is a prolific bearer and stands up under very trying conditions. Stone Mountain is offered as our
No. 1 choice for 1934.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; y 4 \b. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
No. 53. Improved Kleckley Sweet
This is also sold under the name Wonder Melon
Days to maturity, 85. The fruits of this melon are distinctly larger than the original Kleckley,
a melon introduced by Trumbell & Beebee in San Francisco in 1898. Monte Cristo is synonymous
with Kleckley Sweet. Improved Kleckley Sweet is not suitable for long-distance shipment, although
the rinds are much tougher and stronger than the original Kleckley. The seeds are slightly larger and
are snow-white. For fts size and shape we consider it to be a melon of very high quality. The flavor
is extremely fine. It is regular in shape and the melons will average from 30 to 50 pounds, perhaps
10 pounds heavier than the original Kleckley. Color of the flesh is a rich bright scarlet which is
sure to find an enthusiastic welcome from the consuming public. You will find our Improved Kleckley
Sweet a very superior article.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; 1,41b. 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
No. 54. Tom Watson
The most widely grown shipping Watermelon
Days to maturity, 90. This melon, originating in Georgia, and named for the Honorable Tom
Watson, has enjoyed a quarter century of distinguished success as the outstanding \\ atermelon for
shipment in the United States. In appearance it is similar to Improved Kleckley Sweet, it being an
extra-long melon averaging from 18 to 24 inches in length and 10 inches in diameter. The average
shipping weight ranges from 40 to 50 pounds. Its heavy, elastic, dark green rind withstands shipment
to distant markets. The flesh is not so tender and of such high quality as Stone Mountain or Kleckley
Sweet, and the variety is not recommended for home consumption. The flesh is a bright red. Seeds
are brown tipped with white.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb 75 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 70 cts. per lb.
F O PL_ OL UAL 1 T Y
No. 55. Riverside Sweet Spanish
A privately grown stock of marked superiority
Days to maturity, 115. This increasingly popular Onion was developed by Aggeler & Musser
in Riverside County, California, about 1926. It is a development of Sweet Spanish which undoubtedly
is the same thing as Vilmorin's Giant Spanish, or Gibraltar, now indistinguishable from Valencia or
Denia. The Riverside strain is recognized as being superior in flavor and yield, being unusually
mild, and it has been known to produce crops of more than 50,000 pounds per acre. This Onion is
practically the size of an orange; the color of the skin is a deep amber-orange, and the flesh is almost
white. It has proved to be a very profitable shipping and fall storage Onion. Our stock has been
grown privately for us in a high mountain valley of New Mexico, only the most perfect bulbs being
chosen for the crop. In our entire experience we have never seen a more beautiful lot of bulbs. As
compared to the original Spanish types, this Riverside stock will prove to be a much better keeper,
having been selected primarily for that quality.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; y 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb.
No. 56. Mountain Danvers
A very early -maturing , long-keeping Onion of the Yellow Danvers type
Days to maturity, 100. We first offered Mountain Danvers to our trade in 1927. Since its intro-
duction it has made a great deal of money for our customers. It is a selection of the Yellow Globe
Danvers Onions which has been carried on for several seasons in a high mountain valley on the
western slope of Colorado at an elevation of 5000 feet. The fact that it will mature hard, uniform
bulbs 10 days ahead of Yellow Globe Danvers is of outstanding importance to those who have at
times lost part of a crop in a short season. The factor of earliness has been achieved through constant
selection in a high altitude. Our strain shows a high type and color purity.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; l/ 4 lb. 60 cts.; lb. $2; 5 lbs. or over, $1.75 per lb.
S T O E S SEED S
FENNEL, ANISE or FINOCCHIO
No. 57. Florence
A native of Italy. Plants 3 feet tall, with broad, overlapping leaves
forming a bulb-like vegetable at the base of the stem. The seed is usually
sown in the spring for a summer crop, in rows 16 inches apart and
thinned to 5 inches apart. Fennel requires a good deal of moisture.
The plant is usually eaten boiled. In flavor it somewhat resembles
celery, but is far more aromatic with a delicate, sweet flavor.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V A \b. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or
over, 90 cts. per lb.
No. 58. Extra-Early White Vienna
A successful forcing type
Days to maturity, 45. This extra-early forcing strain with an unusually
short top-leaf is one of European origin. It permits planting very close
together and is undoubtedly the finest available strain either for forcing
or for outdoor use. To insure success, sowing should be made everv
Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 10 cts. ; oz. 25 cts. ; V 4 lb. 85 cts. ; lb. $3 ; 5 lbs.
or over, $2.75 per lb.
KALE or BORECOLE
No. 59. Dwarf Blue Scotch
A special extra-curled selection
Days to maturity, 55. This special selection for blue-green color has been made for about 10 years.
Its advantage over the old Dwarf Green Curled Scotch is that it will hold without yellowing for long-
distance shipments, thus commanding a higher price on the market. It develops to a large size and pro-
duces a great mass of foliage. It also is highly resistant against severe winter weather. The leaves are
intricately and most beautifully curled and in the spring stand for a long time before turning yellow.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
No. 60. Siberian
An extra-curled, long-standing type
Days to maturity, 65. This stock is valuable because it has been bred for the extra-curled type. It will
withstand extremely low temperatures and is very slow to shoot to seed in the spring. The shape and the
curling of the leaf give it the appearance of an immense ostrich feather. It retains its stiffness a long time
after being cut. The color is a rich blue-green with a purple tinge.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.;
V 4 lb. 25 cts. ; lb. 75 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 70 cts
Days to maturity, 90. A
very popular variety. It is
about the same length as
Large Rouen, but still thicker,
often attaining a diameter of
3 inches and a length of 8
inches. The leaves are a very
dark green. This variety is
considered to be superior to
the Musselburgh Leek.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10
cts.; oz. 20 cts.; V 4 lb. 45 cts.;
lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or over,
$1.40 per lb.
Dwarf Blue Scotch Kale
F O P — CL U A L I T Y
No. 62. Fordhook Fancy
This variety is also known as Ostrich Plume
A handsome, upright-growing, mild variety,
slow to bolt seed-stalks. Leaves bright green
and plume-like, deeply fringed on the edges.
Its superiority over the older Southern Giant
Curled is due to its more finely cut leaf.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.;
Vilb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts.
per lb. ^
No. 63. Tendergreen or Mustard Spinach
A comparatively new variety of Oriental origin. This "green"
has found a cordial welcome in the South. The quick-growing
plant develops a large rosette of thick, tender, dark green leaves
that are quite smooth and have light green center ribs. It is slow
to shoot to seed and resistant to heat and drought. Combines the
flavor of mustard and spinach.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50
cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb.
No. 64. Perkins* Mammoth
A medium-early, productive variety. Pods a bright deep green, 7 inches in length, slender, meaty,
pointed, and ribbed. This is the standard medium-early sort for general purpose.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb.
No. 65. Dwarf Lons-Pod
An early, prolific type which we have recently improved at our Moorestown Proving-Grounds. The
plants will average 2J/£ feet in height and the dark green pods 7 inches in length. It is a heavy bearer.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb.
66. Champion Moss Curled
An extra-triple-curled type
Days to maturity, 60. Plant very compact. Leaves very dark green and so finely cut and loosely curled
to resemble tufts of moss. Aside from its value for flavoring and garnishing, the plant is decorative.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; Vfclb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb.
No. 67. Hamburg Thick-Rooted
Days to maturity, 90. A well-developed stock forming thick, fleshy, edible roots which are extensively
used as flavoring. The leaves are plain and deeply cut.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb. 17 cts.; lb. 50 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 45 cts. per lb.
No. 68. All American Coreless
A distinguished strain now offered for the second year
All American Coreless Parsnips
to maturity, 130.
one of the very
finest stocks in cultivation
It is the result of a pains-
taking selection by an
American market gardener.
Roots average 8 to 10
inches in length and are
smooth and very white.
The core has been practi-
cally eliminated. This type
is highly recommended.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10
cts.; oz. 15 cts.; y 4 \b. 40
cts.; lb. $1.50; 5 lbs. or
over, $1.40 per lb.
No. 69. Laxton's Progress
Excellent semi-dwarf, early variety
Days to maturity, 60. Developed
and introduced by Laxton Brothers of
England in 1922, it reached the United
States in 1924. This Pea has the
largest pod and is the most attractive
of the entire Laxtonian family. It is
valuable for shipment to distant mar-
kets and also for production in home
and market gardens. Height of vine
18 inches. Foliage dark green and
prolific. Length of pod 43^ inches,
width % inch; somewhat
curved, pointed, and
handsome. The pods con-
tain from 7 to 9 large
Peas. The seeds are
especially large, with more
of the medium green than
of the cream color. Lax-
"lon's Progress has had
some very careful work
done on it since it has
been introduced into
America and may now
be considered one of the
very top varieties in popu-
larity for all general pur-
poses. It may be dis-
tinguished from Peter
Pan, to which it is most
similar, by maturing a
Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb.
10 cts.; V 2 lb. 20 cts.; lb.
35 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 30
cts. per lb. Not Prepaid:
10 lbs. at 24 cts. per lb.;
25 lbs. at 22 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.
No. 70. World's Record
Slightly earlier than Gradus and
with a shorter vine
Days to maturity, 55. This variety
originated with Sutton prior to 1907,
and is the result of a cross between
Harbinger and Early Giant. It first
reached the United States about 1913.
World's Record is a Gradus type, but
matures 4 or 5 days earlier. It is an
excellent garden Pea for the early
markets. 1 he medium green vines
grow to a height of 30 inches. Pods
3% inches long, medium green,
pointed, broad, plump, containing 7
to 8 large, tender Peas of good
quality. The seeds are large, cream
and green, and wrinkled. World's
Record is at present the leading mar-
ket variety in New Jersey. Some
growers have found it to be more pro-
ductive and more profitable than
most other varieties of recent years.
Price, Postpaid: V 4 lb. 10 cts.; Vzlb.
20 cts.; lb. 35 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 30
cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at
24 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 22 cts. per
lb.; 100 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.
F O K_
No. 71. California Wonder
A large, thick-walled, handsome Pepper
Days to maturity, 125. This variety had
its American introduction in California about
1927 and has been very widely accepted.
While not or the very earliest maturity, it
nevertheless ripens within a week of Ruby
King. It has set a standard of excellence in
Sweet Peppers. The plant is a heavy pro-
ducer, often bearing 6 to 8 large fruits at
the same time. Because of the firmness of
the wall, it has been widely accepted as a
shipping variety. Our stock will develop a
wall-thickness of from 34 to % of an inch.
It packs well, the skin is smooth and glossy,
and it will not wilt under long-distance
handling. The fruit will average 43^ inches
in length and 4 inches in diameter; it ranges
between 3 and 4 lobes. When completely
ripe it will change from a deep green to a
bright crimson. This is the heaviest Pepper
we have ever known.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz. 50 cts.;
V 4 lb. $1.75; lb. $6; 5 lbs. or over, $5.75
No. 72. World Beater
Heavy producer. Large, handsome fruit
(See colored photo on back cover)
Days to maturity, 125. World Beater is said to be
a cross between Chinese Giant and Ruby King, but we
are skeptical as to its origin. We think it more likely
to have been merely a selection out of Ruby Giant. It
was introduced by I. N. Simon & Son about 1921,
and since that time it has been widely accepted in the
commercial as well as in the home-garden field. It will
develop a fruit 5 inches in length and 3M inches in
diameter, sometimes 3- and sometimes 4-Iobed. The
flesh is mild and sweet, turning from a rich dark green
to a bright crimson at maturity. It has been a very
profitable Pepper to growers from New Jersey to
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 30 cts.; y 4 \b. $1;
lb. $3.50; 5 lbs. or over, $3.25 per lb.
No. 73. Ruby King
A handsome, long, slender stock
Days to maturity, 120. This variety was introduced
by Burpee in 1884, and for a half century it has taken
an important place in the vegetable industry of the
United States. The plant will grow to a height of 2
feet and is vigorous and productive. Fruits average
43^2 inches in length, 2% inches in diameter, and are
usually 3-Iobed. The flesh of the stock we offer is
reasonably thick but does not approach the weight of
California Wonder. It is sweet, at first a dark green,
ripening to a bright scarlet.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; l/ 4 \h. 85
cts.; lb. $3; 5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb.
No. 74. Early Scarlet Globe
Equally valuable for outdoor culture and for forcing
Days to maturity, 23. A preponderantly large
part of the commercial Radish production in the
United States is now standardized on the Early
Scarlet Globe type. This Radish, originally a
European variety, has been refined to a high degree
of perfection. Its ancestors were probably the Rond
and the Ecarlate, which later became known as
Vick's Scarlet Globe. The pedigree stock which we
offer is all grown from stock seed which is developed
from transplanted roots. When forced in the hot-
house it develops a longer top. The roots are
globular, very slightly elongated, averaging not
over inches in length; tap-root is slender and
well defined. In color it is a uniform, brilliant
scarlet. The flesh is white, crisp, and of mild flavor.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 25
cts.; lb. 75 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 70 cts. per lb. Not
Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 65 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 55 cts.
No. 76. White Icicle
Considered by many the standard of excellence
Days to maturity, 27. This very popular variety
is looked on as decidedly the best early white
Radish. The tops are restrained, the roots are long
and tapered, very white throughout, very brittle,
and of splendid quality until at least 5 inches long.
The flavor is mild and inviting.
Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 5 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ; V 4 \b. 20
cts.; lb. 60 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 55 cts. per lb. Not
Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 50 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 40
cts. per lb.
No. 75. Early Scarlet Globe
Days to maturity, 24. This strain is similar to
the short-top strain, except that it has been selected
for longer tops, ranging from 3 to 4 inches. It is
particularly recommended for outdoor culture under
normal conditions. The size and quality of the root
is similar to the short-top strain described opposite.
Its top will develop 1 to 2 inches longer than the
short-top strain, which is considered a distinct
advantage under certain conditions. Each strain
will give great satisfaction in its place. The season
is rather short, and the Radishes must be pulled
promptly after reaching maturity. The maximum
size before becoming pithy is 1 ^ inches in length
and ^ inch in diameter.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 20
cts. ; lb. 60 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 55 cts. per lb. Not
Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 50 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at 40
cts. per lb.
No. 77. Philadelphia White Box
For forcing or for outdoor culture
Days to maturity, 28. A variety introduced by
Johnson & Stokes in 1888. This popular, medium-
early, round, white Radish is highly esteemed.
Owing to its short top and rapid growth, it is
specially suited for growing under glass, in frames
or boxes, hence its name. Although usually pulled
when it is about 1 % inches in diameter, it can
attain a size of 2 inches before becoming pithy. The
flesh is very white, very crisp, fine-grained, and tender.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb.
20 cts. ; lb. 60 cts. ; 5 lbs. or over, 55 cts. per lb.
Not Prepaid : 10 lbs. at 50 cts. per lb. ; 100 lbs. at
40 cts. per lb.
No. 78. Small Sugar
Also called New England, or Boston Pie
Days to maturity, 115. A standard variety for
general use, and particularly desirable for pies. It
is late in maturing and very prolific. The fruits are
round, flattened at the ends, with a diameter of 10
inches and a depth of 8 inches, weighing from 6 to
8 pounds. The outside color is a deep orange.
Flesh is thick, sweet, of fine quality, and of an
orange-yellow color. It will store exceptionall y well.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V 4 \b. 30
cts. ; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
No. 79. Orange Winter Luxury
Newest development of old Winter Luxury
Days to maturity, 100. Johnson & Stokes intro-
duced the Winter Luxury Pumpkin in 1893. The
present stock of Orange Winter Luxury is a develop-
ment by Gill Brothers. The fruit of Orange Winter
Luxury will attain a diameter of 10 inches and a
depth of 8 inches, and will weigh 8 pounds. The
outside skin is covered with a slight netting. The
flesh is thick, firm, and exceptionally sweet.
Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 5 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ; V 4 lb. 30
cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
F Q Ol_ U A L I T Y
No. 80. Giant Summer
A distinct improvement over the
Days to maturity, 55. This
is a development out of the very
old variety, Golden Summer
Crookneck. The comparative
straightness of the fruit is an
obvious advantage, especially
in packing, for it requires less
space and there is less breakage.
Pound for pound of fruit, we
consider that there is consider-
able more available content for
the table out of the newer vari-
ety. Those who desire the small-
er and perhaps more delicate Early Summer Crook-
neck can always secure a Squash of that size and
weight out of the Giant Summer Straightneck.
The length of the latter will develop up to 20 inches
if allowed full maturity, with a diameter up to 4^
inches, but it is more desirable when smaller. Color
bright orange. Our strain is highly recommended.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.; V^b. 30 cts.;
lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
No. 81 . Cocozelle
A true long type
Days to maturity, 65. The famous old Italian
Marrow (Cocozella di Napoli). This strain is dis-
tinguished from certain other strains as being con-
siderably longer and more slender. While it is true
that this type can grow to too great a length, if
gathered when from 8 to 10 inches long it makes a
very handsome fruit. It is true, however, that if
allowed to reach its full maturity, it will develop a
Squash at least 2 feet long. It is cylindrical, straight,
smooth, dark green with lighter green stripes which
change to a deep yellow at maturity. The flesh is
greenish white. Price, Postpaid : Pkt. 5 cts. ; oz. 15 cts. ;
V 4 lb. 30 cts. ; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
No. 82. Early White Bush
Green-tinted or Benning Strain
Days to maturity, 53. We consider this to be the
best of the green-tinted varieties which, in most
instances, have proved to be far better sellers than
the original strain. The fruits are of a convenient
size for shipping. Color is greenish white when
young, creamy white when fully matured. The
small, edible fruits usually find a more ready sale.
In size they average 8 inches in diameter, with 3
inches thickness. The old variety used to be referred
to as Patty- Pan. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15
cts. ; l / 4 lb. 30 cts. ; lb. $1 ; 5 lbs. or over, 90 cts. per lb.
Giant Summer Straightneck Squash
Golden Delicious Squash
No. 83. Golden Delicious
New. Highly desirable for home use or for canning
Days to maturity, 100. This remarkable new
introduction was originated by Gill Brothers, and
in the comparatively short time it has been avail-
able, it has received wide acceptance. It is the
result of a cross between Boston Marrow and
Delicious, retaining the brilliant red-orange color
of Boston Marrow and the high flavor and texture
of Delicious. The fruits are shaped like a top, being
about 10 inches across at the top and 8 inches from
top to point, and the average weight is about 7
pounds. The flesh is from 2 to 3 inches thick. It
is particularly desired by canners because of its
high starch content. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.;
oz. 15 cts.; Y 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over, 90
cts. per lb.
No. 84. Table Queen
Also called Des Moines and Acorn
Days to maturity, 58. This Squash was first
listed commercially by the Iowa Seed Company in
1913, but previous to that time it had been grown
by Des Moines market gardeners, and there is
reason for believing that it was well known to the
Indians of the prairie for many generations. It is
an ideal individual Squash, and one that is especi-
ally desirable for baking. The fruit is acorn-shaped,
averaging 5}4 inches in length and 4% inches in
diameter. The outside color is a green-black and
the flesh is a light yellow. It matures early, but
ships and stores well. Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.;
oz. 15 cts.; V 4 lb. 30 cts.; lb. $1; 5 lbs. or over,
90 cts. per lb.
No. 85. Boston Marrow
The standard commercial Squash for pies
Days to maturity, 97. This variety, a native of
New England for upward of a century, remains one of
the most largely planted fall and winter
types of Squash. It is very largely used by pie
manufacturers and by canners. It resembles
Hubbard in size and shape. The fruits will
average 6 to 8 pounds, having a length of 12
inches and a diameter of 9 inches. The red-
orange skin is somewhat rough and quite
hard. The flesh is yellow, thick, and firm.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 15 cts.;
y 4 lb. 25 cts.; lb. 75 cts.; 5 lbs. or over,
70 cts. per lb.
S T O E S S E E D S
Note the perfect savoying of the leaves in this seed-field of Bloomsdale Savoy
No. 86. Bloomsdale Savoy
An extra dark green strain for spring
or fall production
Days to maturity, 40. Named and introduced by
Landreth in 1828. The word "Bloomsdale" was
added about 1874, after the variety had been
greatly improved. The stock that we offer is a
highly developed selection of an especially dark
green strain which gives the plants a fresh appear-
ance for a long time after being cut. Furthermore,
it will stand in marketable condition for a longer
time after reaching maturity than the older types
of Savoy, and being just as early in maturity, it
largely replaces the old stock. Plants are erect in
growth, hardy, and attractive. The leaves are
large, crumpled, and somewhat blistered.
Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; V 4 lb. 15 cts.; lb.
40 cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid:
10 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 18 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 16 cts. per lb.
No. 88. Long-Standing Bloomsdale
A Savoy type that will hold 10 days longer
Days to maturity, 43. This valuable introduction
was the product of that remarkable Holland plant-
breeder, A. R. Zwaan, who has, perhaps, done more
for the improvement of Spinach varieties than any
other individual. Although it is slightly longer in
reaching maturity — perhaps 4 or 5 days — it never-
theless closely resembles Bloomsdale Savoy, and
the fact that it remains in marketable condition 10
days longer than Bloomsdale is greatly in its favor,
especially in the event of an extra-large crop or an
unfavorable market. Its production of larger plants,
and thus more bushels per acre, also adds to its
value. This very popular variety is being used in
both the spring and fall. The deep glossy green
leaves are intensely crumpled and blistered. Type
is very uniform.
Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; ^lb. 15 cts.; lb. 40
cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10
lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 17 cts. per lb.
No. 87. Virginia Blight-Resistant
Recommended for August and September
Days to maturity, 40. This stock was first devel-
oped and introduced by the Virginia Truck Experi-
ment Station. Because it is composed of 70 per cent
male plants, it will quickly run to seed in warm
weather, and is not recommended to be planted in
the latitude of Philadelphia until after August 20.
There are two outstanding advantages of Virginia
Blight-resistant: First, its resistance to Spinach
"yellows" or mosaic, a disease which often makes
severe inroads on the fall crops, especially in certain
eastern states; second, its definite resistance to low
temperatures. This factor is thought to have been
developed by injecting the blood of the wild Man-
churian dandelion. While we discourage it for
spring planting, a time when Spinach "yellows" is
not severe, we very strongly recommend it for use
in its special place. In appearance, it is now very
similar to Bloomsdale Savoy.
Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; V 4 \b. 15 cts.; lb. 40
cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid:
10 lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 25 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 17 cts. per lb.
No. 89. Nobel
A long-standing Giant Thick-leaved type
Days to maturity, 45. Mr. A. R. Zwaan is also
responsible for the development of this variety, the
heaviest producer of the Giant Thick-leaved type.
The leaves are large, very succulent, crisp, tender,
of delicious flavor, and not crumpled or savoyed.
This variety now supersedes all others of its class,
including the Viroflay types. The long-standing
feature of Nobel is also greatly in its favor. It is a
popular variety with canners in many instances
because of the smoothness of the leaves, making
washing a much simpler operation.
Price, Postpaid: Oz. 5 cts.; V 4 lb. 15 cts.; lb. 40
cts.; 5 lbs. or over, 35 cts. per lb. Not Prepaid: 10
lbs. at 20 cts. per lb.; 23 lbs. at 19 cts. per lb.;
100 lbs. at 17 cts. per lb
F O CL U A L I T Y
Plant 6-48, one of the staked singles in our tenth generation Master Marglobe stock in one of the breed-
ing plots on our Moorestown Proving Grounds. Date, Aug. 19, 1933. This plant may be destined to be
reproduced several million times in the next three years. It bore 91 fruits. This happens to be the plant
around which were grouped the Tomato experts shown on page 3.
No. 90. The Master Marglobe
The heaviest, most desirable, all-purpose Tomato under cultivation
For colored illustration and further description, see second cover and page 1
Days to maturity, 118. The Master Marglobe, a selection from the late Dr. F. J. Pritchard's
remarkable hybrid Marglobe, was first offered to the trade in 1925. Marglobe is a cross between
Livingston's Globe and Vilmorin's Marvel of the Market, and represents, perhaps, the
most forward step in Tomato breeding that had been made up to that time. The Master
Marglobe has been developed over a carefully planned 7-year breeding program. We aimed for,
and successfully attained, a Tomato that: (1) is 3^2 mc h deeper, allowing for two extra slices per
fruit and eliminating loss from blossom-end scar and from flats; (2) has an interior with dis-
tinctly smaller seed-cavities, heavier cross-sectors, and heavier wall, resulting in far less loss by
puff, and adding greatly to the brilliant appearance of the fruit when sliced; (3) will yield — we
believe we are conservative in making this statement — 40 per cent heavier than the original
Marglobe, which in some instances has developed heavy, unproductive plants.
It is difficult for us to hold ourselves in moderation in describing The Master Marglobe.
The fact that it is our most important individual item means that we give it closer attention
than we give anything else we sell. In our opinion, it is the most important Tomato in the
United States today, and our annual sale of thousands of pounds of seed is an indication that
the Tomato producers recognize the inherent strength of the strain. Except for those customers
located in the northern-tier states, The Master, Marglobe will prove to be not only the most
profitable Tomato, but also one of the most brilliant varieties now available anywhere.
Our entire 1933 seed-production was the product of two plants of 2 years ago. The New
Jersey State Department of Agriculture has certified our entire acreage as to type-purity and
freedom from disease. Tomato experts from all over the United States inspected our fields last
summer and pronounced them to be superior to anything they had ever seen.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; l/^Ib. $3; lb. $10; 5 lbs. or over, $9.50 per lb.
S T O K. E S SEED 5
No. 91. Marglobe Tomato
A standard commercial strain
_ Days to maturity, 118. We quote as follows from our Catalog of 1926: "We have the great honor
this year of bringing to our trade the Marglobe Tomato, a new variety which we believe is destined
for great prominence within the next decade. Marglobe is another triumph for the plant-breeders.
In this instance the honors go to Dr. Fred J. Pritchard of the Bureau of Plant Industry, United
States Department of Agriculture. Dr. Pritchard, in his quiet, unassuming way, has accomplished
very definite results in developing a wilt-resistant strain of Tomato. We believe the Marglobe to be
his outstanding achievement." Seldom has a new introduction made such a deep impression as has
Marglobe. In 8 short years it has gained outstanding importance among all the Tomatoes in this
country. Not only is it resistant to fusarium wilt and to nailhead rust, but its other qualities are so
distinguished that it is in a class of its own.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.; V 4 lb. $1.20; lb. $4; 5 lbs. or over, $3.75 per lb.
No. 92. Lange's Earliana
We have purchased the distribution rights for this valuable new strain
Days to maturity, 107. Sparks' Earliana was introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 1900, and was
spoken of at that time as the most successful novelty of the new century. About 30 years after this
introduction, our neighbor, Ernest Lange, whose farm is only a few miles from the farm of Mr. George
C. Sparks in Salem County, found an outstanding hill in his Earliana field. He saved the seed from
it and two years later demonstrated before the farmers of southern New Jersey that he had a very
superior strain of Earliana. Our firm has the honor of distributing this seed, and now, after two years,
we are convinced that it is a greater money-maker than any other strain of Earliana now being grown.
We had hoped by this time to have for you seed of our own selection, but it will require one more
crop to do this. In the meantime we are offering the Tomato just as Mr. Lange offered it to us. At
present it is rougher than we like, but even at that it is a very handsome Tomato, and the fact that
the crown-set will very often produce from 10 to 20 large Tomatoes is obviously important. The
plants will average better than 6 fruits on the crown-set. Plants set out the first week in May yielded
the first ripe fruit on June 17, and the first fruit was placed on the market on June 22. This is an
early date for Gloucester County, New Jersey. The variety has attracted wide attention among
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 25 cts.; oz. $1; V 4 lb. $3.50; lb. $12.
No. 93. Pritchard
The last origination of a great plant-breeder
Days to maturity, 112. This To-
mato, Dr. F. J. Pritchard's last origina-
tion before his untimely death, was a
1931 introduction of the United States
Department of Agriculture. Its original
name was Scarlet Topper but soon after
Dr. Pritchard's passing, the Department
officially renamed it Pritchard, an honor
that was eminently deserved. It is a
cross of Marglobe and Cooper's Special,
with most of the quality of Marglobe,
and at the same time the earliness of
Bonny Best. The plant has a definite
self-topping tendency. This restricted
plant-growth should be counteracted
by heavy applications of ammonia
(fish, king crab, or tankage) in the early
weeks to insure full production. With
proper fertilization it is a heavily produc-
tive variety. The fruits have very much
the appearance and quality of Mar-
globe, being large, smooth, globular,
and solid, with thick walls and heavy
cross-sectors. It has already made an
important place for itself with growers
who could profit by advancing their
season a week over Marglobe.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 15 cts.; oz.
50 cts.; l/ 4 lb. $1.75; lb. $6; 5 lbs. or
over, $5.75 per lb.
F O K_
CL U A L 1 T Y
No. 94. Bonny Best
Introduced by Walter P. Stokes
Days to maturity, 112. From
the Stokes Catalog of 1908 we
quote as follows: "The place of
honor — the first page in the book
— is given this magnificent nov-
elty now offered for the first
time. ... I predict that the
Stokes Bonny Best Early (Bonny
Best Early it was called then)
will soon be known from one end
of the land to the other as the
finest shipping Tomato ever pro-
duced." That prediction, made
25 years ago, has been amply
justified. Dr. Pritchard's origi-
nations, beginning in 1926, have
of course limited the scope for
the Bonny Best types, but they
have by no means eliminated
them from a place of importance
in the industry. Bonny Best
shares an important place with
the second-early group. There are conditions under which it is still more successful than any
variety, and being one of our firm's introductions, we take particular care to see that our stock is
tained at a high standard of excellence. The color is an intense scarlet. John Baer is a similar
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 30 cts.; y 4 \b. $1; lb. $3.50; 5 lbs. or over, $3.25 per lb.
No. 95. Super-Standard Bonny Best
A special selection grown and saved on our Moorestown Proving- Grounds
Days to maturity, 112. We have offered this extra-quality strain of Bonny Best for 10 years, and
in that time it has been the source of great profit to our customers both for hothouse and for intensive
field cultivation. Anyone desiring a specially fine type of Bonny Best can plant this strain with com-
plete assurance of satisfactory results.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 50 cts.; y 2 oz. $1.25; oz. $2; y 4 lb. $7.50.
No. 96. Greater Baltimore
Especially valuable for canning
Days to maturity, 123. This is
a slightly earlier and deeper To-
mato than the much older Stone,
as introduced by Livingston in
1889. Bolgiano, of Baltimore,
introduced it under the
name Greater Baltimore in
1912. In many districts
this Tomato is still the
standard main-crop canning
variety. The plant is large
and medium heavy, thus
protecting the fruit, which
is somewhat flattened but
nevertheless of excellent
quality. Greater Baltimore
is not recommended as a
shipping variety for the
reason that the market pays
the high money for the
deeper fruit. It cannot be
grown successfully in Maine,
New York, or Michigan.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 10 cts.;
oz. 25 cts.; V 4 lb. 85 cts.; lb. $3;
5 lbs. or over, $2.75 per lb.
Similar to Stone,
more, a main-
season type for
No. 97. Purple-Top White Globe
The standard all-purpose fall Turnip
Days to maturity, 55. An American selection of
at least a half-century's standing from a European
type. This is the standard all-purpose variety used
in this country. It is best suited for table use when
3 inches in diameter, a size attained within 6 to
8 weeks from planting. The tops are medium large,
compact, and of a rich green. Roots are globular,
smooth, bright purple above ground and pure white
below. The flesh is white, firm, fine-grained, and
tender when young. Purple-Top White Globe is a
good keeper. It is used either for table or for stock-
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; l / A \h. 17
cts.; lb. 50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts.
per lb. ; 100 lbs. at 40 cts. per lb.
Purple-Top White Globe Turnip
No. 98. Purple-Top Yellow Aberdeen
The best winter keeper
Days to maturity, 70. This Turnip is particularly
recommended for storage purposes. The root will
develop to 5 inches in diameter. It is of high
quality, globular and slightly flattened, smooth,
upper part bright purple, lower part pale yellow.
The flesh is of a light yellow color, sweet and tender.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V 4 lb.
17 cts.; lb. 50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts. per lb.
100 lbs. at 40 cts. per lb.
No. 99. Shogoin or Japanese Foliage
A valuable dual-purpose variety
Days to maturity, 60. An Oriental variety which has been
in use in the United States for at least 5 years. In that time it
has attained considerable popularity, especially in the South
where greens are so highly prized. Shogoin develops large,
edible, bright green leaves from 18 to 20 inches tall. The roots
are semi-globular, white throughout, mild and tender. Shogoin
is also valuable because of its resistance to drought and aphids.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.f y A \h. 17 cts.;
lb. 50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs.
at 40 cts. per lb.
No. 100. American Purple-Top
Also known as Long Island Improved
Days to maturity, 85. This standard variety is widely
grown for market, for storage, and for car-lot shipment. The
tops are comparatively small, the neck short. Roots are large,
spherical, of a rich purple color above ground and light yellow
below; tap-root is small. Flesh is yellow, fine-grained, firm,
mild, and sweet. This variety will develop to a size of from
4 to 6 inches in diameter and has excellent storage qualities.
Price, Postpaid: Pkt. 5 cts.; oz. 10 cts.; V A \h. 17 cts.; lb.
50 cts. Not Prepaid: 10 lbs. at 45 cts. per lb.; 100 lbs. at
40 cts. per lb.
Stokes Lawn Grass Seed
The Stokes Standard Mixtures as offered herewith represent an honest value. The use of white clover
we consider an optional matter — some prefer it and some do not. We are making no difference in the prices
in our Standard Mixtures. In our opinion, Grass Seed should be purchased by the pound and not by the
quart, peck, or bushel, which is always confusing and carries with it an element of mystery that is quite
out of place in these times.
The Stokes Mixtures Nos. 1, 2, and 3 as offered herewith are put up according to the official recommenda-
tions of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station. We believe that they are admirably suited to
conditions in this area. For those wishing a fine Bent Grass lawn we offer our Bent Grass Mixture. This
will make a finer lawn but requires more care. It is particularly adapted to acid soils.
Standard Mixture No. 2
With White Clover
Kentucky Blue Grass, 50 per cent
Red-Top, 25 per cent.
South German Bent, 10 per cent.
Rye Grass, 10 per cent.
White Dutch Clover, 5 per cent.
Prices on above mixtures, Postpaid: Each, Lb. 40 cts.; 5 lbs. at 35 cts
per lb. ; 20 lbs. at 30 cts. per lb.
Standard Mixture No. 1
Without White Clover
Kentucky Blue Grass, 55 per cent.
Red-Top, 25 per cent.
South German Bent, 10 per cent.
Rye Grass, 10 per cent.
Shady Lawn Mixture No. 3
Meadow Fescue, 10 per cent.
Rough-stalked Meadow, 30 per
Red Fescue, 20 per cent.
South German Bent, 10 per cent.
Red-Top, 10 per cent.
Kentucky Blue Grass, 20 per cent,
per lb. ; 10 lbs. at 32 cts.
Bent Grass Mixture No. 4
Rhode Island Bent Grass, 40 per
cent and Kentucky Blue Grass,
60 per cent.
Prices, Postpaid: Each, Lb. 60
cts. ; 5 lbs. at 55 cts. per lb. ; 10 lbs.
at 52 V 2 cts. per lb.; 20 lbs. at
50 cts. per lb.
Kentucky Blue Grass
This seed has been thoroughly
recleaned and weighs 21 pounds
Prices, Postpaid: Lb. 30 cts.;
10 lbs. at 27 V 2 cts. per lb.; 20 lbs.
at 25 cts. per lb.
The Making of a Lawn
White Dutch Clover
This is in general use where a
thick and quick growth is desired.
It is particularly adapted for lawns
at the seashore.
Prices, Postpaid: y 4 \b. 20 cts.;
lb. 75 cts. ; 5 lbs. at 70 cts. per lb.
Preparation. The ideal soil for a lawn is light to medium
loam. This should be dug or plowed to a depth of 6 inches,
all stones, coarse roots, etc., removed during the raking
and leveling process. As all soils contain weed seeds, it is
best that some time elapse between the preliminary prepa-
ration of the soil and the sowing of the Grass Seed.
Seedsmen are often unfairly blamed in this respect.
Sowing of the Seed. A careful study of the formulas
offered on this page will show the mixture that is best suited
to your purpose. Grass Seed may be sown either in the
spring or in the fall. Sow 6 pounas of seed for every 1000
square feet, or about 170 pounds per acre. A line friable
soil-surface is best, and an even distribution of the seed
may be obtained by sowing half of the seed in a north and
south direction and the remainder in an east and west
direction. After sowing the seed, rake it lightly and roll
down. It is well to have rolling operation go both ways
also. It will require from ten days to two weeks before
there is much of a showing of grass.
To Rebuild an Old Lawn. Many are not worth re-
building and had better be spaded under for a fresh start.
It must be understood, however, that a poor lawn cannot
be turned into a good one in a few weeks. It is a gradual
process, and one which takes care. Usually, the condition
of the soil is at the bottom of the difficulty, for most lawns
are lacking in organic matter and plant-food. They should
be top-dressed at least once a year with mushroom soil or
some other well-rotted manure. The practice of an annual
application of Ammonium Sulphate is a good one. Three
to four pounds per 1000 square feet should be used in each
application, after which there should be a thorough sprin-
kling. In reseeding an old lawn it is usually best to accom-
pany it with a top-dressing, for unless the soil is prepared
for the seed, very little of it grows. We recommend the
use of 4 pounds of grass seed per 1000 square feet of re-
To Prevent Japanese Beetle Damage. In April or
May apply Arsenate of Lead, 2 pounds for every 1000
square feet. It is best to mix this with sand. The poison,
thus applied, works its way down and finally kills the grub.
S T O . Ks_ E S SEEDS
STOKES FLOWER SEEDS
This Department continues to be an important part of our business. The list that we offer
herewith contains some of the very finest stocks available, including many of the newest varieties.
This seed may be purchased with great confidence. As is the case with our entire business, our Flower
Seed Department is conducted on a very high standard, and the prices we ask have been made as
low as we can make them without affecting quality. The ancient origin of each flower, where known,
is given on the title line.
The following symbols with their explanatory notes will be found helpful in the general classifi-
cation of our offerings.
A-Annual. Living only one growing season. hh-balf-hardy. Plants which need protection
P- Perennial. Living over from year to year. against extreme low temperatures.
h-hardy. Resistant to average seasonal tempera- | t-tender. Plants which will not stand up against
ture variations. i extreme heat or cold.
505 Blue Ball. [hA-6in.] The bushes of this com-
pact, ball-shaped plant are completely covered
with large heads of fluffy flowers which make a
mass of deep clear blue over a long season. This
dwarf type is invaluable in the bed or for edging.
Pkt. 10 cts.; M«z. 30 cts.; oz. SI.
Antirrhinum • Snapdragon
[hA] North America
Snapdragons are one of the most valuable flowers
easily grown from seed. They are justly deserving
of their popularity. The Tall varieties show to the
best advantage in long borders and are well adapted
for backgrounds. The Half-Dwarf varieties are
suitable for bedding. For early flowering, sow seed
indoors during March and transplant to the open
when the weather permits, or sow outdoors early
in the spring.
570 Mixed Tall Giants. Pkt. 15 cts.; Koz. SI.
540 Mixed Half-Dwarf. Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 25 cts.
515 Italica, Lissadell. [hP-4ft.] A very handsome
plant with an abundance of forget-me-not-like
flowers of deep gentian-blue on drooping sprays,
blooming all season and late into fall. Pkt. 15 cts.;
Ysoz. 45 cts.; M oz - 75 cts.
Alyssum Southern Europe
510 Little Gem or Carpet of Snow. [hA^4in.] These
popular, free-flowering plants form dense masses
of pure white flowers from late spring until frost.
Invaluable for edging and bedding, and also in
the rock-garden. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz « 20 cts.;
oz. 50 cts.
511 Saxatile compactum. [hP-9in.] Brilliant golden
yellow blossoms cover the compact plants in pro-
fusion from April to June. Fine for rockwork.
Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 40 cts.; 3^oz. 70 cts.
[hA-3ft.] Asiatic Tropics
Brilliant foliage plants much prized for their
effectiveness in the formal border or bed. The
brightest colors are produced in rather poor soil.
513 Tricolor. (Joseph's Coat.) Brilliant red, yellow,
and bronze-green leaves. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz -
514 Molten Fire. Bronzy crimson foliage, terminat-
ing with tufts of brilliant poinsettia-red leaves.
Pkt. 15 cts.; Moz. 50 cts.
Aquilegia • Columbine
This favorite is among the easiest of hardy plants
to grow from seed, very often blooming the first
year if planted early in the spring. It will thrive in
almost any condition, preferring partial shade and
plenty of moisture. The variety we are offering
bears large, long-spurred blossoms in a wide range
of colors on long stems. No garden should be
590 Mrs. Scott Elliott's Long-spurred Hybrids.
[hP-23^ft.] Beautiful shades of blue, scarlet,
rose, pink, cream, and white. Pkt. 15 cts.; i^oz.
Arctotis • Blue-eyed African Daisy
600 Grandis. [hA-2^ft.] This handsome, sun-
loving annual of branching habit is ornamental
in any garden. The large flowers are silvery
white on one side and lilac-blue on the reverse.
A ring of bright gold rims the steely blue center.
They are excellent for cutting and may be started
indoors or in the open ground. Pkt. 10 cts.;
Moz. 30 cts.; y 2 OT.. 55 cts.; oz. 90 cts.
Armeria • Sea-Pink
605 Formosa. [hP-12in.] Dwarf rosettes of grass-
like' leaves with rosy pink flowers borne on wiry
stems. Excellent for edgi.ig and for rock-gardens.
Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 40 cts.
F O K_ CL U A L I T Y
AsterS V&A] China
American-Grown Florists' Strains
Asters will make a brilliant display in the garden during the late summer and fall. We are offering
below a range of varieties that differ in form and blooming season. In order to obtain the finest flowers,
care should be taken that there is no check to their growth from time of starting until flowering season.
If early flowers are desired, seed should be started indoors and transplanted after danger of frost has passed.
For autumn flowers, seed may be sewn outdoors. When long stems for cutting are desired, plants should
be set not closer than 12 inches apart.
Stokes Wilt-resistant Strains. After many years' work, wilt-resistance has been developed in many of the
leading varieties of Asters. These strains will produce healthier plants of sturdier substance than the
old types. Wilt-resistance is not to be confused with disease-resistance as, unfortunately, there is no
known way to combat other Aster diseases except by growing the plants in an enclosed space, thereby
keeping the leaf-hoppers away from them. We are marking with a * all varieties on which we are offering
IMPROVED CREGO GIANT
A midsummer variety. The fluffy flowers, with
long, shaggy twisted petals are considered the finest
of the Ostrich-PIume or Comet types. They are
excellent for cutting as they will keep a long time
626 Orchid. New
625 Dark Blue
Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V 8 oz. 25 cts.;
V 4 oz. 40 cts.; oz. $1.25
COLLECTION: One pkt. each of 6
separate colors for 50 cts.
627 Indian Summer. New. The brilliant copper-
rose flowers are of true Ostrich-PIume type.
Pkt. 25 cts.; 3^oz. 40 cts.; M«z. 75 cts.
685 *HEART OF FRANCE
This beautiful, distinct Aster will always com-
mand admiration. It is the largest of all red Asters,
opening pure deep ruby-red and darkening with age.
Pkt. 15 cts.; H°z. 35 cts.; }ioz. 65 cts.; oz. $2.
♦AMERICAN LATE BRANCHING
The spreading branches of this type produce
long-stemmed, chrysanthemum-shaped flowers often
measuring 5 inches across. Flowers two weeks later
640 Azure-Blue 644 Mary Semple.
641 Crimson Shell-pink.
642 Deep Blue 645 White
643 Deep Rose
650 Mixture of all 6 varieties
Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; Vgoz. 25 cts.;
V 4 oz. 40 cts.; oz. $1.25
COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 6
separate colors for 50 cts.
IMPROVED NEW GIANT
CALIFORNIA SUNSHINE ASTERS
. [3ft - ]
This new Aster is distinctly unique and is bound
to command attention everywhere. Lacy petals in
lovely clear shades of pink, rose, blue, and lavender
are loosely placed about a cushion-like, quilled
center, sometimes yellow, sometimes white. It is
difficult to describe the loveliness of this dual-tone
effect. The enormous blooms, 4 to 5 inches across,
are borne on long stems, making this new race
valuable for cutting. The type is not yet set and
will come about 50 per cent variable, with the best
blooms coming late.
687 Mixed. Pkt. 25 cts.; j^oz. 40 cts.; Hoz. 75 cts.
Crego Giant Aster
[tA-3ft.] Old World
Because of its foliage it is often called "Asparagus
Fern." Grows easily and quickly in a good sunny
window. Valuable for cutting and as a pot-plant.
610 Plumosus nanus. The delicate foliage of this
variety is highly valued by florists for cutting.
Pkt. 15 cts.; 100 seeds 35 cts.; 1000 seeds $1.50.
611 Sprengeri. (Emerald Feather.) Its graceful,
drooping foliage makes this very desirable for
hanging-baskets and cutting. May be grown
outdoors during summer or indoors in winter.
Pkt. 10 cts.; 100 seeds 20 cts.; 1000 seeds $1.10.
Balsam • Lady-Slipper
695 Double Camellia-flowered, Mixed. [hA-18in.]
This lovely old-fashioned garden flower produces
a gorgeous mass of brilliant colors from early
summer until fall. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 °z- 25 cts.;
oz. 75 cts.
715 Blue Lace Flower • Didiscus caerulea
[hA-2 y 2 ft.] Australia
Gardeners and florists everywhere appreciate the
charm of the lovely airy clusters of lavender-blue
florets. Their long stems and fine keeping qualities
make them invaluable for cutting. Sow the seed
outdoors in a bed after the ground warms. Pkt.
10 cts.; 3^oz. 50 cts.
Golden Radio Calendula
Bellis Perennis • English Daisy
710 Giant Double, Mixed. [hhP-8in.] These now
rank among the most valuable plants for edging,
bedding, or rock-gardens. The button-like
flowers, in shades of red, rose, and white, are very
attractive. This plant prefers a moist location,
and, if given protection in winter, will bloom for
many seasons. Pkt. 10 cts.; y$oz. 45 cts.
Brachycome • Swan River Daisy
720 Mixed. [hA-10in.] Dainty, cineraria-like
flowers of rose, mauve, and white are borne in
profusion from early spring well into summer.
Excellent for small beds, edging, or pot-culture,
and may be used to great advantage in the rock-
garden. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts.; ^oz. 40 cts.
Butterfly Bush or Summer Lilac
721 Variabilis Veitchiana. [hP-3 to 8 ft.] A shrub
bearing long tapering lavender spikes similar to
lilac. Very fragrant and blooms continuously
from midsummer until frost. Protection should
be given in the winter. Pkt. 10 cts.
Candytuft • Iberis
Umbellata. [hA-lft.] This old-fashioned favorite
furnishes very attractive beds and borders and
is excellent for rockeries. Very easily grown
and will succeed in any good garden soil.
Plants should be thinned to stand not less
than 6 inches apart.
747 White 749 Rose
748 Crimson 750 Lilac
Any of above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V 4 oz. 20 cts.;
oz. 50 cts.
[hA-18in.] Canary Islands to Persia
The showiness of this old favorite has few rivals
in the garden or as a cut-flower. Besides its popular-
ity in the open garden, Calendula is of great impor-
tance to florists for winter forcing.
In Calendula the plant-breeders have glorified
the old-fashioned pot marigold by enlarging its
size and form, and by purifying and brightening
its colors. The vigor of the original has not been
lost in this transition. The new varieties we offer
will bloom from early summer until frost, with con-
stantly improving size and color.
725 Ball's Orange. Giant orange-yellow blooms
coming uniformly double. Much prized by
florists as well as for growing outdoors. Pkt.
10 cts.; M oz. 50 cts.; oz. $1.50.
727 Lemon Queen. Fine double flowers of rich
Iemon-vellow. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 35 cts.; oz.
731 Golden Radio. A new development with all
the characteristics of Orange Radio except that
the color is a deep gold. We believe this will be a
welcome addition. Pkt. 15 cts.; 34 oz - 75 cts.;
730 Mixed. All colors. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.;
Mlb. 60 cts.
Eastern United States
738 Finest Mixed. [hA-2^ft.] An easily grown,
graceful border plant producing a wealth of bril-
liant flowers in combinations of yellow and
maroon throughout the summer. The single
petals are slightly toothed. Seed should be sown
where they are to bloom and thinned to stand
9 to 12 inches apart. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 25 cts.;
oz. 55 cts.
734 New Annual Canterbury Bells, Mixed. [2^ft.]
Since this new Canterbury Bell will bloom from
seed in less than six months, it is now possible to
have it in flower at almost any time of the year.
The plants will average six to eight spikes of
blooms in warm shades of light blue, dark blue,
pink, rose, and white. This development won
third place in the Ail-American Flower Selection.
Pkt. 25 cts.; j^oz. 50 cts.
[hA-20in.] Southern Europe
Everyone knows the delicious fragrance and
beauty of this old favorite. It is invaluable both
for greenhouse culture and in the border.
760 Marguerite, Mixed. This variety will bloom
in about three months after sowing. Our fine
strain produces nearly all double flowers in shades
of pink, rose, white, yellow, and red. This is
probably the most popular Carnation with the
amateur. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 50 cts.; oz. SI. 50.
Western North America
820 Finest Double, Mixed. [hA-23^ft.] This lovely
annual is quickly coming into popularity. The
tall spikes, covered with enormous, double blooms
set all around the stems, appear like a spray of
rosettes. Our special mixture contains a complete
range of the best shades of salmon, scarlet, white,
and orange-scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts.; %oz. 30 cts.
F O CL U A L I T Y
Celosia • Cockscomb
[hA] Southern Europe and Asia
These ornamental annuals are much prized for
the brilliant mass of color their clustered blossoms
776 Plumosa, Mixed. [3ft.] The majestic grace of
these Celosias will add dignity to any garden.
Their numerous stately plumes, in shades of rose,
crimson, red, yellow, and orange, are most effec-
tive. Pkt. 10 cts.; J^oz. 35 cts.; oz. $1.
777 Cristata, Mixed. (True Cockscomb.) [12in.]
The large, crested blooms make a gorgeous show-
ing in the garden. If dwarf growth is desired, do
not crowd. Pkt. 15 cts.; M°z. 50 cts.; oz. $1.50.
778 Childsii. (Chinese Woolflower.) [2ft.] Blos-
soms like balls of silky crimson wool clustered on
the ends of the many branches. Pkt. 10 cts.;
34 oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts.
[hA-2y 2 ft.] Europe
Cyanus. These slender, branching, double Corn-
flowers are well deserving of the popularity
they hold. Seed may be broadcast wherever
the plants are to bloom, and if flowers are
desired all summer, successive sowings should
787 Mixed. Contains blue, rose, white, mauve,
maroon, and rosy red.
Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; Vioz. 25 cts.;
oz. 75 cts.
780 Imperialis, Finest Mixed. (Sweet Sultan.) The
long-stemmed, gracefully fringed, sweet-scented
blossoms are undoubtedly the finest of all Cen-
taureas for cutting. Our mixture contains the
finest selection of pink, lilac, purple, white, and
yellow shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts.; oz.
825 Large-leaved Bright-colored Varieties, Mixed.
[A-12in.] Our strain produces rich, velvety leaves
in superb color combinations attractive for
borders or bedding. Easy to start from seed if
kept warm. Plantings should be made indoors in
early spring. Pkt. 20 cts.; ^oz. 65 cts.
These attractive cutting flowers, with their
feathery foliage, are old favorites and are so easily
grown that no garden is complete without them.
They will tl rive under almost all conditions but do
best in tne sun and in poor soil.
835 Early-flowering Double, Mixed. [3ft.] Beauti-
ful shades of pink, crimson, and white. Pkt.
20 cts.; ^oz. 60 cts.
830 Late-flowering Giant Single, Mixed. [4ft.]
Gigantic blooms in fine shades of crimson, pink,
and white. Pkt. 10 cts.; J^oz. 25 cts.
840 Amabile. Fragrant forget-me-not-like blossoms
cover the thrifty plants over a long season. This
is a valuable addition to the garden border.
Pkt. 10 cts.; ^oz. 35 cts.
841 Amabile, Pink. New. This introduction is the
pink counterpart of the better-known blue.
Although the blossoms resemble the pink forget-
me-not, their rich rosy pink color is far more
striking. Pkt. 15 cts.; Moz. 50 cts.
Eastern United States
828 Grandiflora, Mixed. [hP-2ft.] This perennial
type of Calliopsis, with large, orange-yellow
blooms, is a splendid cut-flower. Pkt. 10 cts.;
3^oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts.
[hP] Europe, Asia
The charm of the Hardy Larkspur is well known
for its glamorous adornment of the garden through-
out summer. A good, deep, rich soil is essential to
produce the finest flowers. Seed may be sown any
time from spring until autumn. See in color* on
860 Belladonna Improved. [2}/2 ft.] Lovely light
blue, and the freest flowering of all Delphiniums.
Pkt. 20 cts.; Moz. 75 Cts.; oz. $2.50.
861 Bellamosum. [2^ft.] The dark blue form of
the popular free-flowering Belladonna. Pkt. 20
cts.; M oz - 75 cts.; oz. $2.50.
862 Choicest Mixed. [2^ft.] A good selection of
single-flowered varieties. Pkt. 15 cts.; Y&ot.
35 cts.; oz. $2.
863 NEW ANNUAL DELPHINIUM (D. chinense).
[2)^ft.] A fine new addition, similar in color to
the well-known Belladonna in the perennial
Delphinium, but far surpassing it in brilliancy of
color. Rich clear blue; makes an excellent cut-
flower. Pkt. 35 cts.; ^oz. 75 cts.; y 8 oz. $1.25.
S T O K- E S
5 BED S
One of the most interesting and easy flowers to
grow from seed. If sown in the hotbed or coldframe
in March and April, and transplanted in May, they
will begin to bloom in late August.
865 Large-flowering Double, Mixed. [3ft.] A
varietv of vivid colorings. Pkt. 15 cts.; Hoz.
Dianthus • Pink
This distinguished group has long been a garden
favorite, and the fine single and double Carnation-
like flowers make excellent border and edging plants.
Seed may be sown outdoors as soon as danger of
frost is past.
870 Single and Double, Mixed. [hA-12in.] This
is the old favorite garden Pink. Blooms a few
weeks after planting and continues until frost.
Pkt. 10 cts.; x /io7.. 30 cts.
875 Sweet Wivelsfield. [hA-12in.] This new
English hybrid is a cross between Allwoodi and
Sweet William. The flowers are huge and of bril-
liant coloring. It has few rivals for range of
colors. When planted outdoors in early spring
it will flower from midsummer until frost. Pkt.
20 cts.; T^oz. 45 cts.
Digitalis • Foxglove
Europe, Western Asia
The elegance of the majestic Foxglove is never
seen to better advantage than when planted against
a dark background of shrubbery.
885 Giant Shirley. [hP-4^ft.] The finest Foxglove
now offered. The stately spikes are closely set
with gloxinia-like flowers in shades ot rose and
white, all attractively blotched and spotted with
crimson, maroon, and chocolate. Pkt. 15 ctf.;
3^oz. 50 cts.
New Golden African Daisy, Star of the Veldt
[hA-12in.] South Africa
890 Aurantiaca Hybrids. Gorgeous daisies of
golden yellow, salmon, sulphur, rose, and apricot
which furnish a brilliant splash in the garden all
summer until frost. As a bedding plant it is
unusually attractive. Pkt. 10 cts.; }/ioz. 35 cts.
900 Mixed. [hA-lft.] From early summer until
fall this charming plant will bloom continuously
and is most effective in a sunny border or bed.
Many improvements have been made in + his in
recent years, and our mixture contains double
and single types saved from all the newest and
best varieties in wonderful shades of old-gold,
fiery red, cream, salmon, orange, and many others.
Pkt. 10 cts.; K oz. 20 cts.
[hA-2V 2 ft.] United States-Peru
The ornamental foliage of this plant is a welcome
addition in a border or in bare spots in the garden.
909 Variegata. (Snow-on-the-Mountain. | Bright
green leaves which as they mature become
tinged with silvery white. Pkt. 10 cts.; y^oz.
910 Heterophylla. (Annual _ Poinsettia.) Bushy
plants with glossy green foliage which, about the
middle of summer, turns to a beautiful orange-
scarlet, resembling very much the Christmas
poinsettia. Pkt. 15 cts.; Y%oz. 30 cts.
Forget-me-not • Myosotis
lhhP-6 to 10 in.] Europe
The charm of the lovely Forget-me-not is never
more appreciated than when grown in masses. Sow
in a moist spot any time during spring or early
summer and keep the plants protected where the
winters are severe.
917 Victoria, Indigo. An upright plant with deep
blue flowers. Pkt. 10 cts.; H oz - 25 cts.
Gaillardia • Blanket Flower
The bold showiness of Gaillardia is much valued
in the garden from early summer until frost. Excel-
lent for beds and cutting.
920 Double, Mixed. (C pulchella picta Lorenziana.)
[hA-18in.] A fine selection of crimson and yellow
shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 35 cts.
921 Indian Chief. [hA-18in.] From the large,
single-flowering class we have selected this recent
introduction because we know the appeal of its
glittering metallic red flowers. The center is a
Seep mahogany-red. Pkt. 10 cts.; K oz - 40 cts.
Gerbera • Transvaal Daisy
932 Jamesoni Hybrids, Mixed. [tP-2ft.] Showy,
daisy-like flowers with slender, pointed petals.
Plants quite hardy in warm climates, but in cold
climates they should be wintered over in a cold-
frame. It is also quite valuable in the greenhouse.
The color-range of these hybrids is quite distinct,
including delectable shades of cream, yellow,
orange, pink, rose, salmon, cerise, violet, and rich
purple. Excellent for cutting. Pkt. 25 cts.; 100
seeds 75 cts.; 1000 seeds $6.
P O CL U A L I T Y
Globe Amaranth • Gomphrena
940 Mixed. [hA-18in.] Clover-headed Everlast-
ings in shades of brilliant purplish red, violet,
pink, and white. They flower from midsummer
until fall and are very adaptable for garden
design. Sometimes referred to as "Bachelor
Buttons." Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts.
Godetia • Satin Flower Western United States
950 Mixed. [hA-12in.] This free-flowering annual,
with satiny, azalea-like flowers, is deserving of
more attention. It will thrive best in partial
shade and poor soil and is especially adapted to
the cooler sections of the country. Our mixture
contains selected shades of pink, crimson, and
white. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hot.. 25 cts.
952 Mixed. [hA-12ft.] The fruits of these interest-
ing climbers are very ornamental and the foliage
is very attractive, too. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 50 cts.
Gypsophila • Baby's Breath
Pyrenees to Caucasus
Mists of tiny, star-shaped florets borne in pro-
fusion on the daintiest of sprays that are indis-
pensable for combining with bouquets of other
955 Elegans alba grandiflora. [hA-20in.] Paris
Market Strain. Very free-flowering; pure white
Baby's Breath used extensively by florists and
gardeners. For a succession, several sowings
should be made during the season. Pkt. 10 cts.;
oz. 25 cts.; Ib. $2.25.
Helianthemum • Sun Rose
982 Mutabile. [hP-12in.] Low-growing evergreen
plants with masses of bright flowers from June to
September. Suitable for the rockery. Pkt. 10
cts.; 34oz. 40 cts.
HelianthuS • Sunflower North America
984 Double Chrysanthemum-flowered. [hA-7ft.]
Large, double, golden yellow, ball-shaped flowers
resembling chrysanthemums. Extra-fine seed
produced on our own grounds. Sunflowers thrive
best in strong sunlight and are excellent for back-
grounds among shrubberies or for divisions.
Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 35 cts.
Helichrysum • Straw Flower
[hA-2 y 2 ft.] Africa, Australia
This is the finest of the Everlastings for the home-
garden, and the large, double flowers, in bright
glittering colors, are very attractive in beds or
borders. They are especially grown to dry for
winter use, and for this purpose they should be cut
with the stems as long as possible and when the
flower is about one-third open; strip off leaves and
hang head down in a dark place until cured.
975 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 30 cts.
Heuchera • Coral Bells
Southwestern United States
983 Sanguinea rosea. [hP-12in.] The plants of
this attractive little flower make compact, low-
growing mats of deep green leaves from which
rise graceful, slender spikes adorned with tiny,
bell-like florets in shades of coral. Excellent for
the rock-garden. Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 50 cts.
Hollyhock [hP-7ft.] China
The majestic elegance of the Hollyhock as a back-
ground in the border, as a row against a garden wall
or a cottage, has few rivals. During early summer,
the stately stalks are heavily set with attractive
blooms in a complete range of colors varying from
white to darkest red and including many lovely
990 Double, Mixed. Choice selection of the best
colors in large, completely double flowers, closely
set on very sturdy stalks. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz.
Hunnemannia • Santa Barbara Poppy
1237 Fumariaefolia. A clear, lemon-yellow Poppy
that is delightful in the border, massed in beds,
or as a cut-flower. The flowers are borne on
strong stems with fine, feathery, grayish green
foliage. Pkt. 10 cts.; ^oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts.
Lupinus, New Hartwegii Giants
Summer Cypress; Mexican Fire Bush
Planted in rows, these
a cypress-like green
1005 Childsii. [hA-2Hft.]
ornamental plants form
hedge which turns deep red in late summer. Sow
thinly early in the spring where the plants are to
bloom. Pkt. 10 cts.; Moz. 20 cts.
1007 Fine Mixed. [tP-2ft.j Shrubby bedding
plants that bloom all summer until late autumn.
In the verbena-like clusters all shades of crimson,
rose, yellow, and orange appear. Pkt. 10 cts.;
J^oz. 25 cts.
[hA-3ft.] Europe, Asia
Giant Imperial. Many improvements have been
made on this old favorite in color and growth
of the plant. This new type is of particular
value for cutting because of its upright, base-
branching habit. In the border or in shrubbery
it will produce a striking effect.
1010 Blue Spire. Deep Oxford-blue. Pkt.
15 cts.; Moz. 40 cts.; oz. SI. 50.
1012 Carmine King. Carmine-rose. Pkt. 15 cts.;
%oz. 40 cts.; oz. S1.50.
1020 White Spire. Pure white. Pkt. 15 cts.;
Hoz. 40 cts.; oz. $1.50.
1025 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; Hoz. 25 cts.; oz.
Lathyrus • Everlasting Sweet Pea
1030 Mixed. _ [hP-7ft.] This very showy, free-
flowering climber is excellent for covering stumps,
fences, and the like. Our mixture contains shades
of pink, white, and red. Pkt. 10 cts.; }ioz. 25 cts.
Lavandula • Lavender
1031 Vera. [hP-2ft.] Delicate gray foliage and
lavender-blue flowers that are valued for their
fragrance. Easily grown in any garden soil. This
is true English Lavender. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz -
20 cts. ; oz. 60 cts.
Lilies TiP] World-wide
The growing of Lilies from seed is becoming more
popular each year. While occasionally they flower
from seed the first year, they are quite hardy and
usually excellent results are obtained the second
1032 Regale. [3ft.] Trumpet-shaped flowers of
white, tinged pink, with a canary-yellow throat;
delightfully scented. Blooms outdoors in July.
Native of West China. Pkt. 15 cts.; K°z. 50 cts.
1033 Tenuifolium. (Coral Lily.) [2ft.] One of the
easiest Lilies to grow from seed, blooming the
second year. The blooms are rich deep coral and
are borne in profusion. Excellent for the rock-
garden or for forcing. Native of Siberia. Pkt.
25 cts.; rsoz. 50 cts.
Linum • Flax Mediterranean Region
1045 Perenne. [hP-18in.] A delicately graceful
plant with haunting blue flowers. ("Irish eyes
are blue as the flax.") Try this in your rock-
garden. Pkt. 10 cts.; M oz - 35 cts.
Lupinus • Lupin
North and South America
Hartwegii. [2ft.] These stately, easily grown
plants, with their lovely pea-shaped flowers on
tapering spikes, are valuable for cutting and
make a glorious display all during the summer.
Thev prefer a semi-shaded, moist location.
1060 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.
1061 Subcarnosus. (Texas Bluebonnet.) [hA-
15in.] A fine, bushy plant with large deep blue
flowers heavily set on small spikes. Cherished in
Texas as the State Flower. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz.
1062 NEW HARTWEGII GIANTS, MIXED. [hA-
3^oft.] Winner of fifth place in the AII-American
Flower Selection. This new development will
produce plants about 13^> feet taller than J:he
ordinary strain, with the spikes producing 25 to
50 more blooms. The leaves are huge and make
a very handsome plant. Colors include dark blue,
azure-blue, rose, and white. Pkt. 35 cts.; 3<£oz.
Matricaria • Feverfew
1112 Capensis. [hA-2ft.] Bushy plants with double,
button-like white flowers which grow in terminal
clusters. Excellent for cutting. Blooms all
summer. Pkt. 10 cts.; M oz - 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts.
Marvel of Peru • Four o'Clock
1110 Mixed. [hA-2ft.] Fine bush plants bearing
an abundance of white, yellow, crimson, and
violet flowers which open in late afternoon. Very
effective as a hedge, in beds, borders, or in front
of a porch. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.
F» O K_ OL U A L 1 T Y
[hA] Southern Europe and Africa
There are many uses in the garden for this old-
fashioned favorite, and, late in the season, when
other plants are past their prime, the rich tones of
orange and yellow will add a wealth of color in a
fading garden. The tall varieties are valuable in
the border and the dwarfs are fine for bedding or
edging. We would call particular attention to the
brilliant new Guinea Gold.
1078 Tall African, Mixed. Complete mixture of
large, double-flowering sorts. Pkt. 10 cts.;
3^oz. 30 cts.; oz. 90 cts.
1079 Dwarf Single, Legion of Honor. [9in.] A fine
single Marigold with flowers of golden yellow
marked with a blotch of velvety crimson. Pkt.
10 cts.; Moz. 35 cts.; oz. $1.
1080 Dwarf Double French, Mixed. [12in.] A com-
plete mixture of the best dwarf varieties. Pkt.
10 cts.; 3^oz. 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts.
1075 GUINEA GOLD. New. [2%fr.] A distinct
type with semi-double, ruffled, loosely placed
petals of brilliant orange. This fine development
received first place in the AII-American Flower
Selection, and is readily being accepted all over
because of its fine cutting qualities. The charac-
teristic Marigold odor is not quite so apparent in
Guinea Gold. Pkt. 10 cts.- Moz. 25 cts.; Moz. 40c;
Mignonette [hA-12in.] Northern Africa
A garden would hardly be complete without some
of these fragrant flowers. Useful in combination
with more showy flowers which lack fragrance.
1100 New York Market. A carefully selected strain
for growing outdoors or forcing. Pkt. 15 cts.;
J^oz. 45 cts.
1105 Finest Mixed. All varieties. Pkt. 10 cts.;
3^oz. 35 cts.
Moonflowers and Morning-Glory
1115 Moonflowers, Early- flowering Heavenly Blue.
[hA-12ft.] Beautiful azure-blue flowers 5 inches
across. Pkt. 15 cts.; %oz. 30 cts.
1120 Morning- Glories, Mixed. [hA-10ft.] Large
flowers in shades of blue, red, purple, and white.
Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 20 cts.
Nasturtium [hA] Chile-Peru
Nasturtiums are among the most popular of our
annuals. They have few competitors for duration
of bloom, bright coloring, and attractive foliage.
The dwarf varieties are excellent in beds or borders
and the tall or climbing sorts are well adapted for
trailing over rocks or for covering a fence or trellis.
1135 Tall, Mixed. Trailing. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.;
Mlb. 40 cts.; Ib. $1.25.
1125 Dwarf, Mixed. [10in.] Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 15 cts.;
Mlb. 40 cts.; Ib. $1.25.
1130 DOUBLE SWEET-SCENTED, GOLDEN
GLEAM. New. This interesting development
was introduced for the first time last year, and
its sweep to popularity has surpassed any novelty
that has been offered for many years. Previously,
Double Nasturtiums have been propagated only
through cuttings. This newcomer produces large,
golden yellow, semi-double flowers on stiff stems
6 inches long, which hold the blossoms well above
the foliage, thus adding greatly to the showiness
of the plant. Its fragrance, coupled with its many
and varied uses as a cut-flower, in beds, borders,
or window-boxes, insure its appeal to any garden-
er. Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; %lb. 75 cts.; Ib. $2.50.
Nigella • Love-in-a-Mist
[hA-15in.] Mediterranean Region
1142 Miss Jekyll. Large, cornflower-blue flowers
on bushy plants, completely surrounded by misty
foliage. Sometimes called "Devil-in-the-Bush."
Pkt. 10 cts.; M oz - 20 cts.; oz. 50 cts.
Nicotiana • Flowering Tobacco
1136 Affinis Hybrids. [hA-2ft.] Large, tubular
flowers in brilliant shades of purple, rose, red,
and white, which open at evening, sending forth
a rich fragrance. Pkt. 10 cts.; 34 oz - 25 cts.
For early spring blooming, sow seed in August
and winter over in the coldframe. If sown in a care-
fully prepared bed in the spring, the plants will
bloom in the early summer.
1145 Stokes Giant Exhibition, Mixed. A collection
of the best varieties of extra-size, heavy-textured
types. Our mixture contains every conceivable
color combination. Pkt. 35 cts.; t^oz. 85 cts.;
1230 Francheti. (Chinese Lantern Plant.) [hP-
18in.] Dense-growing ornamental plants pro-
ducing brilliant orange-scarlet seed-pods which
very much resemble miniature lanterns. Excellent
for winter bouquets when dried. Pkt. 10 cts.;
Moz. 50 cts.; oz. $1.50.
One of the most brilliant and satisfactory annuals
easily grown from seed. Sown in a sunny location,
the plants are a mass of bloom ten weeks after
planting and bloom until frost.
1221 Giant White. 1222 Carnea. Rich pink
1223 Scarlet. Bright red. with apricot center.
1224 Rose. Bright rose 1225 Lilac.
with darker eye. 1220 Giant Mixed.
Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; Vsoz. 30 cts.
COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 5 varieties
listed for 35 cts.
Guinea Gold Marigold
S T O E S
S BED S
Petunias are among the most highly prized and
most satisfactory summer-blooming annuals in
America. For outdoor decoration it is difficult to
surpass them. In window- or porch-boxes, in beds,
borders, or hanging boxes, they are a solid mass of
brilliant color all summer long. For early flowering
in northern states it is advisable to plant indoors
and transplant to the open when the weather is
1185 Ruffled Giants. Enormous, single flowers
with waved, fringed, and ruffled edges. A com-
plete mixture of brilliant shades of rose, scarlet,
lilac, purple, and many others, quite a number of
which are attractively blotched and veined. Pkt.
35 cts.; &oz. $1.50; ^oz. $2.25.
1190 Dwarf Giants of California. Immense, frilled
blossoms with deep, open throats, all attractively
veined. Excellent for pot-culture. Pkt. 35 cts.;
1195 Stokes Giant Double Fringed, Mixed. Fully
double flowers in an excellent mixture of brilliant
colors saved from the finest collections. A large
percentage of the flowers will come perfectly
double. Pkt. 50 cts.; 3 pkts. $1.25.
Readily grown and excellent for all purposes.
Free from the magenta strains.
1170 Balcony Blue 1173 Balcony Rose
1172 Balcony White 1174 Balcony Mixed
Any of the above: Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 35 cts.
1235 Shirley, Mixed. [hA-18in.] Silky-petaled
blossoms in warm shades of apricot, pink, rose,
white, and brilliant red. Sow where seed is to
bloom as they do not stand transplanting. Pkt.
10 cts.; H oz - 25 cts.; oz. 75 cts.
1210 Oriental, Mixed. [hP-2Hft.] Orange, pink,
and red shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; H oz - 30 cts.
Ruffled Giant Petunia
Portulaca • Sun-Plant
[hA-6in.] Tropical America
This gay little flower is truly a gem to the gar-
dener. Broadcast in a bare, sunny spot or sown in
a bed or border, a brilliant carpet of lovely shades
of pink, rose, yellow, and orange will be the reward.
1240 Double, Mixed. Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 35 cts.;
34 oz. 65 cts.
1242 Single, Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; ^oz. 25 cts.;
3^oz. 35 cts.
Pyrethrum • Painted Daisy
1260 Single and Double, Mixed, [hP-2ft.] Fine,
upright, slender stalks bearing large, daisy-like
flowers in shades of red, rose, pink, and white. It
will bloom in the early spring, and, in some
locations, again in the fall. Pkt. 15 cts.; K oz -
Primula British Isles to China
1256 Veris, Mixed. (Cowslip.) [hP-10in.] < A
beautiful spring-flowering plant with giant
flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red on
strong stems. Pkt. 15 cts.; ^oz. 45 cts.
1268 Procumbens. [hA-8in.] Spreading, compact
plants with golden yellow flowers resembling tiny
double zinnias. Blooms all summer. Valuable for
covering bare spots or in the rockery. Pkt. 10 cts.;
Moz. 50 cts.
Salpiglossis • Painted Tongue
1280 Large- flowering, Mixed. [hA-2^ft.] Lily-
like flowers of fine velvety texture in a magnificent
range of colors. The deep throated flowers,
exquisitely penciled and veined with gold and
silver, are favorites for cutting. For early blooms,
start indoors or in a hotbed and transplant to the
open, thinning to 12 inches apart. Pkt. 10 cts.;
l^oz. 25 cts.; yi oz. 40 cts.
Salvia • Sage Brazil
A favorite plant for effects in beds or borders,
flowering profusely from midsummer until frost.
Sow indoors in a hotbed and transplant to the open
1265 America. [hA-15 in.] The earliest and most
free-blooming of all Scarlet Sages. The growth
is very compact and uniform and the flower-
I spikes are borne 10 inches above the foliage. The
best type for florists. Pkt. 20 cts.; j^oz. $1;
1266 Bonfire. [hA-2ft.] Compact bushes with
flower-spikes borne well above the leaves. Pkt.
10 cts.; 24oz. 65 cts.; oz. $2.
Schizanthus * Butterfly Bush
1315 Giant Hybrids, Mixed. [hA-18in.] An effec-
tive plant fully covered a few weeks after planting
with dainty florets like miniature orchids in
lovely pastel shades. Sow seed outdoors in spring
in a sunny location, and for use as pot-plants in
the house, sow during the fall. Pkt. 15 cts.;
YzQTL. 35 CtS.
1318 Acre. [hP-3in.] Diminutive, fleshy green
foliage completely carpeted with small golden
yellow blossoms. For filling crevices in a wall or
in the rockery it is invaluable. Pkt. 25 cts.
F O QL U A L I T Y
Scabiosa * Mourning Bride
Large-flowering Double. [hA-2^ft.] Each year
the popularity of Scabiosa is increasing. The
lovely, long-stemmed flowers are borne in
abundance from early summer until fall, and
they will be found most effective in a bed or
border. Seed may be planted in the open when
danger of frost is past.
1297 Shasta. White.
1290 Peach Blossom. Soft pink.
1292 King of the Blacks. Black-purple.
Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V*oz. 30 cts.
COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 6
named varieties for 50 cts.
Stocks, Giant Imperial
[hA-2ft.] Old World-Australia
Well-branched plants with majestic spikes of
fragrant, double flowers. They are excellent either
in the greenhouse or in the garden. Seed may be
sown during early spring for summer and fall
blooming, or in the late summer for growing in
1339 Lavender. Pkt. 15 cts.; Koz. 50 cts.
1342 Old Rose. Pkt. 25 cts.; y 8 oz. 75 cts.
1340 Mixed. All colors. Pkt. 10 cts.; y 8 oz. 40 cts.
Sweet Peas siciiy
There are hundreds of varieties of Sweet Peas, a
great many of which are practically identical with
others in color, and there are still some which lack
many characteristics essential to a really first-class
variety. We have confined our list to the varieties
which are of proved value. The Early-flowering
Sweet Peas are used by florists for forcing under
glass and also for growing outdoors in the southern
states. The Summer-flowering Sweet Peas are for
outdoor growing where the spring is cool and sum-
mer not too warm. For best results they should be
planted outdoors as soon as the ground can be
1520 Early- or Winter-flowering Spencers, Mixture.
Pkt. 10 cts.; oz. 40 cts.; U\b. $1.20; lb. $4.
1590 Summer- flowering Spencers, Mixture. Pkt.
10 cts.; oz. 25 cts.; Ulb. 75 cts.; Ib. $2.50.
Shasta Daisy Pyrenees
850 Alaska. [hP-2ft.] The graceful, white flowers,
measuring 5 inches across, are borne on long stems
and are excellent for cutting. Pkt. 10 cts.; ]/%07..
Solanum • Jerusalem Cherry Brazil
1319 Cleveland Red. ft P- lft.] Compact, rich green
foliage and a profusion of brilliant red berries.
One of the best house-plants for window decora-
tion. This strain is a very great improvement
over all others, being more dwarf. Pkt. 15 cts.
Sweet William • Dianthus
1345 Barbatus, Mixed. [hP-2ft.] Probably the
best known of all perennials and easily grown
from seed. For best results, young plants should
be started each year as they bloom more freely
than old stock. Pkt. 10 cts. ; \i oz. 30 cts.
1346 Annual, Mixed. [hA-12in.] A new type
which blooms profusely the first year from seed.
Fine color combinations. Pkt. 10 cts.; x A,ot.. 25
cts.; Moz. 40 cts.
Thunbergia • Black-eyed Susan
1350 Mixed. [hA] An ornamental creeper with
large flowers in shades of yellow, orange, cream,
and white with a jet-black eye. As a ground-
cover in a sunny location or overhanging a bank,
it is most effective. Pkt. 10 cts.; Y%ox. 30 cts.
The Golden Flower of the Incas; Mexican Sunflower
1348 Speciosa. [tP-5ft.] This fine plant is practi-
cally unknown to the American gardener, and we
believe it will have an enthusiastic welcome from
anyone who tries it. It forms a large, shrubby
plant with flowers 3 to 4 inches in diameter, of
dazzling orange-scarlet whose richness is difficult
to describe. These fine flowers, very much resem-
bling huge single Zinnias, are carried on stems
2 to 3 feet long and are excellent for cutting. As
a background in the border, among shrubs or as
a hedge, it presents a wealth of brilliancy over a
long season. Pkt. 25 cts.; 3 pkts. 50 cts.
Verbena [hA-12in.] Brazil-Argentine
Hybrida grandiflora. The finest free-flowering
strain of Verbena, producing large trusses of
individual florets often equaling the size of a
50-cent piece. Very valuable for cutting and
for massing effects. May be planted outdoors
when the ground is warm.
1365 Giant Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; %oz. 30 cts.
Vinca [hA-15in.] Tropics
One of our best ornamental plants for bedding
and general garden effects. Glossy, green foliage.
Blooms over a long season. Start in the open ground
early in spring.
1380 Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts.; %oz. 45 cts.
Large-flowering Double Scabiosa
Viola • Tufted Pansy
1385 Cornuta, Mixed. [hP-6in.] One of the finest
plants for the permanent border for the rock-
garden. The flowers are not as large as pansies
but make a brilliant effect, and if planted in early
spring they will bloom from June till frost. Pkt.
15 cts.; ygoz. 40 cts.
1350 Fastuosum. [A-2^ft.] This recent intro-
duction has received the Award of Merit in the
AII-American Flower Selection. Rich orange
flowers, about 4 inches across, set off by a lustrous
purplish black center. It is difficult to germinate
until the ground is warm and a sunny, sandy loca-
tion is preferable. The grayish foliage is very
attractive and will be well received. Pkt. 35 cts.;
3 pkts. 90 cts.
1352 Anethoides. [hA-2ft.] Again South Africa
contributes a beautiful and distinct daisy. From
June to September a profusion of blooms of rich
orange with a center ring which varies from
ruby-red to darkest purple studded with jewel-
like dots will adorn the garden and furnish cutting
flowers. Sow outdoors in April. Pkt. 25 cts.;
3 pkts. 50 cts.
1390 Finest Double, Mixed. [tP-20in.] An ex-
tremely fragrant plant with flowers in shades of
lemon, orange, rose, and mulberry. In northern
states, protection should be given in the winter.
Wallflowers are deserving of more popularity.
They are adapted to pot culture as well as out-
side bedding. Pkt. 15 cts.; H oz « 50 cts.
Z-inniaS [hA] Mexico
Perhaps there is no other annual in America more popular or more generally satisfactory than Zinnias.
They are profuse bloomers and offer a gorgeous display from late spring until frost. Plants may be started
in hotbeds or window-boxes and set out when the ground warms, or they may be sown in the open after
danger of severe frost has passed.
Large, deep flowers, 6 inches across, with petals
that stand out in dahlia fashion. Very valuable
because of the great richness of color-range and
showiness of flowers.
1440 Mixture. Petals heavily overlaid with deep
gold at the base with the individual flower color
carried out at the tip. Colors include the finest
and most desirable shades. Pkt. 10 cts.; 3^oz.
30 cts.; oz. $1.
IMPROVED LILLIPUT or POMPON
Dwarf, compact plants with fully double flowers.
Fine for cutting and bedding. They are increasing
rapidly in popularity.
California Giant Zinnias
IMPROVED LILLIPUT or POMPON, continued
1465 Golden Gem 1469 Canary- Yellow
1466 Scarlet Gem 1470 White Gem
1467 Salmon-Rose 1468 Mixed
Any of the above: Pkt. 10 cts.; V 4 oz. 20 cts.;
oz. 70 cts.
COLLECTION: One pkt. each of the 5
named varieties for 35 cts.
Very large, flattened flowers, entirely double.^ A
distinct departure from the objectionable conical
shape of the old-type Zinnias.
1444 Orange King. Burnt-orange.
1445 Lemon Queen. Pure canary-yellow.
1446 Rose Queen. Rose shades.
1447 Scarlet Queen. Bright scarlet.
1448 Mrs. Willmott. Soft pink.
1449 Lavender. Deep lavender, shaded purple.
Any of the above:
Pkt. 10 cts.; y 4 oz.
30 cts.; oz. $1.
A fine bedding
type with fully
double flowers in
rich shades. Excel-
lent for cutting.
1400 Golden Yel-
1410 Mix- d.
Any of the above:
Pkt. 10 cts.; V 4 oz.
20 cts.; oz. 60 cts.
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Windcrmoor Wonder is, without
outdoor Cucumber that is being
STOKES WINDERMOOR WONDER
Handsome deep green color. Few seeds. Length 12 inches.
Days to maturity, 70. Stoke
question, the most handsome
grown today. Our Company had the honor of introducing
Windermoor Wonder in 1916, and, in the seventeen years that
have followed, it has been offered under many different names,
the most prominent being TheVaughan and Longfellow. Out
of fairness to our competitors, we want to state that at
least the two above stocks were probably secured from in-
dependent sources. The fruits of Stokes Windermoor
Wonder are very long and slender. Its color is uniform
from end to end, and the characteristic light stripes
at the blossom end are an attractive emerald-green
which definitely adds to its brilliant appearance on
the market where it invariably stands m a class of
its own and brings the high money. Growers must
not expect as heavy yields of Stokes Windermoor
Wonder as of the shorter varieties. This factor,
however, will be many times made up by the
advanced sale price.
Stokes Windermoor Wonder is the result
of a cross made by Mr. Vernon Sheap, in
Jackson County, Michigan, between Davis
Perfect and English Telegraph — the
hybrid combining the important fea-
tures of each. Stokes Windermoor
Wonder is a very shy- seeding var-
iety, and for this reason the price
will never equal that of the white-
spine types. Should growing con
ditions be abnormal, and either
weather or soil unfavorable,
crooked and ill-shaped fruits
will result. This is a dis-
advantage suffered by any
extra-long variety. Stokes
averages from 10 to 12
inches. Price postpaid
y 4 lb. 45 cts./ lb.
Francis C. Stokes & Co., inc., Philadelphia, pa.